More often than not, those making extremely healthy decisions are the ones that had some type of wake up call:
Diagnosed with some sort of cancer.
Realized he couldn’t play 10 minutes of basketball with his son.
She noticed that her blood pressure was higher than usual the last 2 times she stopped by the monitor at the local pharmacy.
He realized that the list of foods that he could consume was getting smaller and smaller, so thought he would go to the doctor to see what was going on.
The list goes on and on. What I wonder is this:
Can you make healthy decisions without a wake up call?
The results of living a healthy life prior to a wake up call are much more fruitful than waiting till the bottom drops out to plug the hole. I have 4 simple steps that will help you delay or never receive that wake up call:
I forgot to take my vitamins this morning. I just was in too big of a hurry, and didn’t remember to take them. I did remember, however to do my stretches, but I didn’t actually DO my stretches. I know I am suppose to stretch in the morning, my massage therapist once told me, “What is the first thing your dog does in the morning? They stretch, and so should you.”
Now I am at work, and I am suppose to meditate in the morning. Well, I arrived here too late, and it’s Monday…so, there are a lot of emails to catch up on. So, I skipped out on the morning meditation. I know, I feel bad about it…I really should stay in check.
At lunch I planned to workout, maybe I will skip and grab some BBQ instead. What is one meal gonna hurt?
Then I realize, to my relief: Although many decisions I make every single day may not support a healthy body, I am pretty darn healthy despite this.
Does it mean that these actions actually are not healthy for me? Of course not. We know what is healthy and what is not, however we also know that our bodies have an amazing ability to adapt to stress. This is what my innate intelligence can and does do when it is able to function without interference.
I may not meditate every single day, or even stretch all the time, and sometimes I eat unhealthy, or have an alcoholic drink. I will not ever skip on my chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments allow my natural, inborn adaptability (via my innate intelligence) to work at its peak, even when I stress it with poor decisions.