Don't Dabble With Your Health
By Donna Stark
It’s a phrase that is often said by those who are great at something but don’t want to brag, or those who aren’t really committed but continue to pursue a certain action. I dabble. “I dabble with paints, I dabble with investments, I dabble in community theater …” Most people dabble with a lot of things and that is perfectly OK, but if you have a goal or a dream that can only be acquired through work and commitment, dabbling won’t get you very far, will it? One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we fail to put in that work. The nitty gritty dirty work. We may dabble, and think that’s enough, but typically it’s not. Usually, we don’t focus, we don’t commit the hours that are truly needed, we don’t utilize our power. And that’s a sad thing, because the human body is just that. Power.
Harness Your Power
Do you want to lose weight and get fit? Reduce your pain? Live a healthier lifestyle? The inability to commit, and I mean really commit, to a new lifestyle or health goal will leave you forever dabbling. Sure, if you are scared or unsure where to start, it might make sense to dabble, but here’s the thing. This isn’t paint class or a new recipe. It’s your health. And you don’t want to dabble with that. So here are some suggestions on how to quit the dabbling and become great at taking care of your health.
- Educate yourself - If you are unsure of what foods to consume or how to exercise, get educated! Hire a professional, read books, watch videos, ask questions … you know what to do. Just break down those walls and take that first step to find out the information that you need to know, and then apply your newly found knowledge.
- Manage your time - Where are you spending your time? We all know that once it’s gone, it’s gone, and you won’t get it back. It’s the most precious commodity you have, so manage it wisely. Make sure it is being used to your advantage and being applied toward your goals.
- Find your motivation - What is your inspiration? Why do you want to make a change? Try to associate a long-lasting, deeper meaning to the change you want to see rather than a temporary, short-lived one. Sure, losing a few pounds for a high school reunion is a great start, but what happens once the event is over? By choosing a goal with greater impact, you won’t find yourself short of motivation.
Becoming a Master
Stop dabbling and become a master at this good health thing by utilizing the power you already have. Go ahead and commit, go all in, do whatever is necessary to achieve all of your health and fitness goals because the life you have always dreamed about is right there, completely within your reach.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C.