The next time you get injured, sick, stressed out, or have a crisis of some sort, evaluate how you choose to deal with it. In today’s busy world our sense of health has dramatically changed. We have shifted from a society who wants to get better to a society who simply wants to feel better. Instead of honoring our bodies and trying to figure out what caused the injury, or problem, we find ourselves searching for a quick fix. We don’t have time to let anything stop us from our chaotic schedules. So, we go to the doctor and ask for the “magic pill”, or go to the chiropractor hoping for the “fix-all adjustment”, or to a massage therapist for the “one hour miracle treatment”. Our animal instincts kick in and we will do whatever we can in order to survive and continue. We want immediate feel better results because getting better would require too much time.
Today I challenge everyone to use a different approach. Next time you have a spasm, headache, cold/flu, pulled muscle, depression, etc. challenge yourself to get better. Take the time to evaluate your life and figure out what chain of events has lead up to your setback. Chronic pain is no coincidence!! Your body and mind provides us with numerous warning signs (small injuries and setbacks) and when ignored long enough, will lead to something more dramatic. Chronic pain, full out depression, burn out, etc. don’t happen overnight. Your body has been screaming for help and you’ve simply masked it with Advil, ibuprofen, sleep aids, etc.. If you continuously choose to feel better, eventually you won’t be able to get better!! It’s your choice, choose wisely for you only have one body and one chance!