Don’t find yourself reacting to crisis!
Vision with action makes a powerful reality – Ron Kaufman
The most understated practice is the one you do to prevent something from occurring. It’s like we are wired to think the tragedy, breakdown, wear, and tear won’t happen until the results are unbearable. When you’re a kid and your parents buy you something nice, what is the first thing they say? “Ok, but you have to take care of it because I’m not buying you another one if you break it.” Investments in things you care about have to last. If you don’t take care of them, it’s much more expensive to acquire them again than to maintain their quality.
The truth of it is that most people don’t take care of everything in their life and maintain it like they should. Is there something sitting in your yard that has been there for years? How many things have you thrown away because they’re beyond repair? Wouldn’t it be cool if those things fixed themselves? If you just put the right kind and amount of gas or fluids in it and it would just fix itself, how much nicer would your things be? There is an irreplaceable part of your life that only needs the right care, and it will fix itself, it’s you. Cut yourself, and you heal. It’s true for millions of functions within the body. Yet, people react when they’re in crisis. They feed themselves foods and beverages that break down their system. They don’t get the mineral and vitamin content they need. They don’t move around enough and when they see a doctor it’s because their functioning has diminished to such a degree that they can’t stand the pain or break down that is occurring.
Unfortunately, by the time you get to that point, it is rare that function can be restored to exactly what it was. What if you prevented those things from happening? What if you ate around the outside aisles of the grocery store? What if you worked out for only 15 minutes a day? What if you went to the chiropractor and dealt with the stress, injuries, and dysfunctions you have had for so long? We’ve said it before. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When you set yourself up for a lifetime of health by taking preventative instead of reactive steps, you open up your years to enjoy a longer life full of joy with your loved ones. So, decide this new year to not just resolve a small change, but to invest in your lifelong health.
Health is a state of body, wellness is a state of being. –J. Stanford