Monday, April 25, 2016

"Help Me, Dr. Nunez, You're My Only Hope!

It’s wonderful to see a new year beginning and our whole lives ahead of us.  What will this year bring? How will it be different from last year?  What choices can we make today to make our lives and health better than last year?  Will we drink more water and less wine?  Will we get more sleep?  Will we be more conscious of how much we eat and why we are eating it?  How about more quiet time to relax and reflect on the life we have been living and the progress that we have made?  Are we celebrating our wins along the way?

By April, the hopeful anticipation that marked the new year has fallen short for many of us. However, it’s important to remember that January 1st is not the only time we’re allowed to make changes to our lives or set new goals for the future.

I want to encourage you to recommit to being more conscious of our attitudes during the coming days. Let’s ask if what we are thinking or saying is loving towards ourselves and others or just judging, critical and perfectionistic.  If a friend was getting down on themselves for not living up to their own expectations, what would we say to them?  Surely we would remind them of all the things they do right, what they have achieved and how important they are to us.  I’d like to remind you to be that friend to yourself as you are to others, because often we are more judgmental of ourselves than anyone else is of us.  The more loving we are to ourselves, the more loving we can be to our neighbors.  This reduces stress, which reduces tension, which reduces pain, stomach problems, and headaches and helps keep the chiropractor off your back!