Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

In association with our theme in the practice this month of "preparation" I wanted to give you my best recommendations on how to create the ideal morning routine.  I am an enormous believer that each day you must have time to reflect inward, get quiet and be extremely productive.  This one action will radically change your state, your internal story and the strategies you create to solve the problems in your day. At Aligned Life Chiropractic and Wellness we have 5 Core Values that we live by.  The 5 are; 1) Know Yourself 2) Take Responsibility 3) Listen To Your Body 4) Have A Long Term Focus and 5) Prioritize Self Care.  When looking at setting up your morning routine through the lens of these ideas, this is what you will find. 1) When you know yourself it will be easy to do the following: Determine what time of day to do your routine If you have identified you are a procrastinator you will want to put your hardest item first If you wake up feeling depleted then start by fueling your body with healthy food and water If you wake up feeling tired you will want to exercise If your first thought are fear based you will want to meditate to clear the anxiety of starting a new day. 2.) When you are taking responsibility for your health it will be smoother to do the following: Own your feelings Recognize you have the ability to change your perception of your reality Give yourself time and be patient with yourself Get into a positive mindset Take the necessary actions towards your desired outcome 3.) When you listen to your body it will be clear to do the following: Act on what it is telling you If you are stiff then stretch out If you are tired then sleep in or take a nap later in the day If you are in pain review the previous day for injury causing body positions If you have range of motion loss, schedule an adjustment If you feel weak then get some strength training in 4.) When you have a long term focus it will become obvious to do the following: Review your goals daily Set your intention for the day (make a plan) Execute by anticipating challenges and create work arounds 5.) When you prioritize self-care it will become important for you to do the following: Journal Walk Meditate

Today on The Aligned Life Podcast, Dr. Shea is coming in hot with a solo episode all about how to create the ideal morning routine that is rooted in knowing yourself and what you really need for a successful, productive day. In this episode, you’ll learn: Special shout out to everyone who came to our “Back in Action” event How to know yourself- morning & night How to handle procrastination, fear based thinking & feeling depleted How to act on what your body is telling you- are you in pain, stiff or tired? Getting in a positive frame of mind + owning your feelings Setting intentions for the day + make a plan Why prioritizing self-care is key Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re discussing how to be intentional with goal setting so you can set yourself up for success and minimize the risk of failure. In this episode, you’ll hear: Rachel’s recent run in with a food borne illness Devin has a truck if you need help moving- call him! Intentional goal setting-+ how to come up with a deliberate plan for the week Devin’s Sunday night family meetings + why this has been a game changer for him Why you should review your goals regularly How to create deeper relationships through supportive check ins  Why it’s important to be deliberate with your goals and figure out what works for you How to be apart of the decision making process and not be afraid to delegate Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

How has 2019 been for you? On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re reflecting on the last 6 months, exploring lessons learned, what’s worked well, what we’re letting go of and where we want to take the second half of the year. In this episode, you’ll hear: Shea is back in action + come celebrate with us! Lessons learned in 2019 + what we are unlearning Letting go of the back half of 2019 Self-care + saying yes when you want to say no Where to find more joy in your life Cultivating connection, self-compassion, & culture in the next half of 2019 @lisaoliveratherapy for self-reflection questions Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re discussing the inconveniences and compromises that arise when you get laser focused on reaching your goals. In this episode, you’ll hear: Rachel’s recent tattoo experience + is she having a midlife crisis? Compromise, sacrifices and when to say no when trying to reach your goals How to navigate growing pains, choices and consequences What to do when the inconvenience is too much? Micro vs. macro goals Building in small inconveniences to avoid a massive inconvenience in the future Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On average, we have 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day and if you are anything like me and have a constantly racing mind, you’re probably pushing 100,000 thoughts daily. That’s A LOT of things to believe, especially if your thoughts are less than positive. It’s important to know that it’s our brain’s job to think thoughts but it’s our job, as the thinker of the thoughts, to decide which thoughts we want to keep and which thoughts we want to discard. The majority of our thoughts are repeated- meaning that the thoughts we have today, are the same thoughts we had yesterday and the same the day before that. Overtime as these thoughts get repeated, they become “wired and fired” in our brain, deeply engrained and part of our belief system. This is why it can sometimes feel so challenging to free yourself from negative thinking because these thoughts have been accepted as fact in your mind after running around and around on replay. Our thoughts and beliefs impact the actions we take which ultimately reinforces the original thought or belief and this is how we get stuck in automatic negative thinking. Using the CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) model of thinking, we can begin to understand our thoughts, behaviors and feelings, which means we are not stuck on our negative programming. If you can learn to stop negative thoughts, you can take back control of your mind, care for yourself more effectively and become more resilient through life’s challenges. The essence of CBT is that what you think you feel and what you feel you do. If you can learn to control your thoughts, you can manage your feelings, which ultimately changes your behavior. In order to do this, you need to be able to look at your thoughts objectively. For example, if the thought is “ I can never do anything right” after a write up at work, it would be helpful to look at the evidence for or against this thought and ask yourself, “Is this really true? In your entire work history, have you never done anything right?” Once you’ve looked at the objective evidence to support whether this thought is true or not, the goal would be to come up with more balanced, neutral or positive thought. For example, “This is a learning experience and I am doing the best I can. I am going to work through this