Ladies and Gentlemen we made it to 2021! If you are reading this, pat yourself on your back because you have just navigated one of the most mentally challenging years in the last few decades. That being said, I am so excited to once again, partner with you in working towards your life and health goals this year. I am also thrilled to announce the Aligned Life Chiropractic and Wellness practice theme for 2021 which is, “Own What You Can Control”. This theme means to me that in this year we really need to identify what things in our lives we can control and what things we cannot. Once that is clearly understood we can then take the next step towards creating extreme ownership over the things in our domain Through goal setting, action step development, delegation and daily task commitments we will march our way towards the life we desire.
This is such a timely concept because right now there are so many things that affect us every day and yet many of them we cannot control. By being swayed by external forces we can easily fall into the trap of feeling removed, helpless and stuck. I hope by getting exceedingly clear on what we can control it will provide a great amount of clarity for where you place your energy over the next 12 months. Think of your focus like the rays of the sun. Without a specific direction the energy is dispersed in an infinite number of directions. However, when a magnifying glass is held up and the light is directed into one small area, the intensity of that energy is increased exponentially and things heat up. By developing greater clarity of what we can control and taking action on these items we become the magnifying glass and make deliberate choices as to where we are aiming our most intense energy. This allows us to not just be busy, but instead become highly productive. With time being a premium, this subtle difference can allow us to remain in a peaceful place while simultaneously increasing the value we deliver to the world.
From a chiropractic and health perspective the way we integrate this concept into our daily lives is through identifying a few key areas we would like to place our focus. Whether this is working on your body position habits, creating a daily exercise routine or by making all of your appointments for the month, this will set the tone for giving you the feeling of success. Over the first few weeks in 2021 I will be asking each of you what your health goals are for the year. Please make sure to sit down before your next appointment and write out your intentions. As they say, “your intention protects your consciousness”. This means that by directing your focus you can eliminate being controlled by the external world. This one step may be the most important thing you can do to set the tone for next year. Once again, I am grateful for your commitment to your health and look forward to being a part of your journey for this trip around the sun!