Thought I am pondering: This week’s office whiteboard
This week I wrote on the whiteboard in the adjustment area of the office the following thought; “All health-building behaviors require repetition and consistency. Examples include sleep, exercise, stretching, positive self-talk, healthy food choices, meditation, brushing your teeth, adjustments, traction, etc.” I wrote this idea because I find it very odd that we place certain behaviors in different categories. What I mean by this is we find it ridiculous to assume that we don’t need to sleep regularly. We would find it gross to not brush our teeth every day. However, many people find it optional to exercise consistently. Or don’t make time for meditation. Or, we think it is ok to speak to ourselves cruelly. My personal favorite is we ask the question, why do you need to keep getting adjusted and doing traction? Guys, we are making a thinking error when we place these other behaviors in the “optional” category in our minds. Based upon a ton of supportive research into human behavior and health all of these are essential to building the type of human we would all be proud to be. Take a minute this week and ask yourself, which behaviors have I allowed myself to see as optional, and how can I make them essential?
Website I am recommending: idealspine.com/directory
This week I had a number of people ask me if I can help them find a chiropractor that practices similar to what we do at Aligned Life but in a different part of the country. I am always happy to help find your loved ones a home for their chiropractic care but I thought it might be easier if I referred you to the website I use. Click on the link above, type in the name of the town you are looking for or the zip code and you will find options that are a good fit. Make sure to look for the doctors that have the designation of “Basic Certified” or “Advanced Certified” for best results!
Quote I am loving: “You don’t have to be extreme, just consistent.” ~ Ujjwala Patil
It is often thought that in order to be successful you have to be extreme in your actions. However, especially when it comes to health, being extreme is often detrimental. It is far better to identify a desired behavior, commit to it and reap the benefits of durability and longevity from doing the thing again and again. This week, choose something small (or large) that you want to commit to for the foreseeable future and start doing it!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC