Procrastination is the enemy of success:
- Eat better now or wait till the first of the month.
- Exercise starts today, or wait for the gym to have a discount.
- Cook at home today, or wait till you are hungry and order pizza.
- Hug your child now, or wait till he doesn’t have snot all over his face.
- Call the Chiropractor today, or wait till you are in pain.
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” ~Wayne Dyer
So, what is it going to take to make a change? I believe it is safe to say that we all know what it would take to live a healthier life. Maybe you are not a nutrition expert, for example, however you know that you don’t eat as much vegetables as you should. Maybe you also realize you should drink more water, and you realize this is an easy thing to do, as water is not costly at all….yet you choose to drink more cola than water day after day.
Sure, some things are really hard to kick, like that smoking habit that you have. However, there are things that you can do right now that would make a positive impact on your life by saving you money, improving the quality time with your loved ones, and increase your enjoyment of the days that you have left on this planet as we know it.
So, right now decide to make that change. Much research shows that it is better to make small changes one by one over time, compared to making huge changes all at once. One positive change per month is not much at all, however can really impact your life. Do it now. Don’t wait for the consequences to build up. Decide right now, what it is going to take.
Living with eyes wide open means that we remove the blinders (see last post, “blinders”http://drmatthewmix.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/blinders/). It can be a little frightening, opening your eyes to everything that is available, thereby living in a “different” world. Obviously we all live in the same world, yet we experience this world differently based on how we choose to experience it. Not many understand this, and not many realize that they have ever made a choice on how to experience their world.
Choose to open your eyes to everything. This means that you will see the brokenness in this world, and you will see the love as well. There are both sides to humanity, and it is necessary to know, if we are to be healthy individuals living life without limitations…blinders being a huge limitation to who you will become. In your quest to see everything for what it is, let me give you a suggestion of where to start. For there is an elephant in the halls that no one seems to want to talk about and that is your immune system.
You immune system is the most valuable possession, and therefore should be where you spend your time, energy, and money. You should protect your immune system like nothing else. Your life depends on your immune system, and if you really live with your eyes wide open, you will see that there are attacks to your immune system daily that need attention.
Have you ever seen horse blinders? At Mardi Gras time, almost every horse has them. The goal is to keep the horse focused on the path in front…directly in front of the horse. The other goal is to not allow distractions from the people on the outside. Unfortunately, situations on the sides need to be seen.
I’m going to say something that you really need to be ready for. Based on the people who I come into contact on a regular basis….and it matters not which country I am in. I have been in the poorest of countries, and the best of neighborhoods, and I see massive blinding. So here is the blinding that is hurting your health:
The fundamental incorrect belief that you need pills, lotions, and other “stuff” to be healthy.
Let that sink in for a little bit. Then ask yourself whether or not you are happy with your current level of health.
There is a better way. All healing happens inside. You don’t need a thing to be healthy….you just need no interruption to the naturally healthy you.
See www.adjustchiro.com for more information. Take off the blinders now, your health depends on it.
Matthew M Mix, DC
It’s interesting how we change to suit our environment. This inborn ability to adapt and change is seen in animals easily, like when a lizard changes color to suit its background. Our change is not so obvious, however it does happen. When it’s cold outside, for example, our skin texture literally changes. We call it a cute name, like “goose bumps”, however it’s an extraordinary way our body keeps us warm. Another change is when we stay in the water too long, and our hands start to wrinkle up. Imagine if all the water in the bath would just leach into your body! What a massive, terrible effect this would have on your ability to control your inner balance.
To think that some adaptations as these are good, and others are bad, and in need of our intervention constantly amazes me. How do you know what the temperature your body needs to be when fighting a harmful invader to your system? Yet, at the first sign of a “high” temperature, we take our children straight to the emergency room!
I love the fact that I don’t have to know what my temperature needs to be. I also don’t know what my blood pressure should be at any given time. All I need to know is that I have the power to heal. I have a clear nerve system that keeps all my processes of my body functioning perfectly. I just need to not get in the way with thoughts of how the body should and shouldn’t be working. If I can do that, I will be everything I am supposed to be, per my Innate’s discretion.
Matthew M Mix, DC