Question: I have made all my new years resolutions to be healthier with my diet, exercise and going to my chiropractor, but now actually doing it is difficult. What do you suggest?
Answer: Making the resolutions is easy. All talk and no action is more detrimental to the psyche than making no resolutions at all. You can perform your rejuvenation of health by taking the first step, as done by many recovery groups – by looking in the mirror and saying, “I am (your name) and I have a weight, health, or organization problem.”
The next step is to create a plan. As cliché’ as it may seem, plan your work and work your plan. Start with simple baby steps to get confidence. Rather than perform a one-hour exhausting workout the first week try to start at 20 minutes and add 10 minutes a day until you get to one hour.
Commit to seeing your chiropractor by making an appointment to specifically discuss the best treatment schedule to maintain your maximum health while you go through your transformation to healthy, beautiful and more organized. Tell him or her your goals so they can support you and give some constructive criticism. Gather your supportive people in your life both near and far and share your newfound incentives. As you commit more to your goals with yourself and those around you your vision will become reality.
Our minds are similar to computers in the sense that they provide GIGO – Garbage In Garbage Out. When you consistently supply your mind with information that you are actively changing for the positive it will grasp your intentions and spit out helpful support by secreting endorphins and serotonin which are natural chemicals in the body that enhance our state of well being. Combining the release of happy hormones with physical activities or actions to support your intentions is a guaranteed formula for personal achievement.
Whether it is weight loss, muscle toning, better organization, better eating habits, or maintaining healthy visits to your chiropractor, you are in control of your own destiny. Change occurs inside out not outside in. You can only change yourself. Now that you made your resolution, commit to taking action.
Quote of the week: “A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.” –Anonymous