Movie I am recommending: The Biggest Little Farm
Last week I had the pleasure of watching this documentary while on a flight. In an awe inspiring fashion, a husband and wife filmed their journey starting a farm from scratch. The interesting part about their project was that they focused on natural farming practices rather than on only one crop. Their application of the principle that diversity is our biggest asset was enlightening. I enjoyed it so much that when I got home, I watched it again, this time with my whole family. After our viewing, we talked for an hour about how we can change our lives in order to live more in accordance with the principles that were so beautifully portrayed. This film has a great message, is family friendly, thought provoking and inspiring. Personally, it reminded me of why I got into chiropractic. Seeing how things flourish when people understand and commit to a few simple principles and apply them over a period of time was fantastic. As far as I am concerned, this is one you cannot afford to miss.
Change I am making: Delete All Social Media
On my vacation this past week I was reminded of what life was like without having access to social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. I found overwhelmingly that I was a better parent, spouse and human being. Accordingly, I decided to delete these apps from my phone. My team and I will still continue to produce content and post important reminders about practice events to these pages, however I will not be looking at these apps during non-business hours. If you are finding yourself being more irritable, less focused, and spending time scrolling for no apparent reason often, I strongly encourage you to try one week without these applications. At that point you can make your own decision whether to keep social media a part of your daily experience or not.
Song lyrics I am repeating: “Make sure the fortune that you seek, is the fortune that you need.” ~ Ben Harper in the song “Diamonds On The Inside”
One of my favorite things to do on vacation is to sit and listen to music. One of the songs I was listening to had the aforementioned lyrics. Harper’s words struck me because I often find that I am desiring things that will actually not bring me fulfillment. The one way I can reliably refocus on what really makes me content is getting away from my daily environment to gain perspective. If you have been working really hard lately, and yet you still feel a lack of peace, consider taking some time away. This break may help you see life through a different lens and encourage you to put your energy towards things that will, once again, bring you the feeling of progress.
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC