1. Get Your Mind Right and Light.
The power of the mind is amazing! Think about it. Remember a time you weren’t prepared for a test in school? That sickening feeling of “I’m not ready.” As you worry your mind races and your body weakens, specifically your immune system. By the next morning, you’re feeling sick and your energy levels are shot. All of this from a simple thought. Next time you get stressed or worried, try smiling. For 10 seconds, put on a smile. Your brain will recognize the positive motion and you’ll feel a bit lighter. Remember, there’s always SOMETHING to be thankful for.
2. Get Hard CORE.
I’ve been teaching the Core Four Essentials of Health to all my patients for years. It’s time you get serious and with Function, Food, Fitness and Future.
Chiropractic realigns the spine to get the body to FUNCTION optimally and is the basis for true health.
Healthier FOOD choices fuel the body properly and increase energy instead of sapping it. You are what you eat.
FITNESS can be a simple walk around the neighborhood or office at lunch. This can increase your metabolism, boost energy levels, and fight depression. Take a 5 minute break each hour and stretch or just stand up from your chair and get the blood moving.
Finally, you must think about your FUTURE now, not in 10 or 20 years. The choices you make now will not only save you time and money but provide the foundation for years of quality health.
3. Phone a Friend.
Numerous studies have demonstrated how having a network of supportive relationships contributes to psychological well-being. Nurture these relationships and in return you’ll gain a sense of belonging, increased self-worth, and security. Spending time with people wards off loneliness and combats stress. Having people who call you a friend reinforces the idea that you’re a good person to be around. This real world social network gives you access to guidance and advice. It’s comforting to know you have people you can call on in times of need.
4. Give Thanks.
For me, personally, giving thanks means thanking God. Without His grace and leadership, I would not be where I am today. For you it may also be something spiritual, or something more simple, like your parents, a school teacher, or a childhood mentor that helped shape your life. Whatever or whoever it may be that made a difference should be acknowledged. Thankfulness, appreciation, gratitude, and humility are all connected and help to provide a solid foundation and perspective for life.