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Small Changes Can Have Big Impacts On Health and Well Being
It can always be a little bit better can’t it? Also, it can always get a little bit worse. In fact, one of my favorite sayings is “Smile….it can always get worse”. We are creatures of habit and generally feel most secure when our day to day routine doesn’t rock the boat. But life is change. Change is the only constant. Perhaps we could steer our lives towards getting a little better every day? Wellinformedliving.com aims to give you small ideas that are easy to implement that will have a cumulative effect on your life. We all want to live longer, feel better and think clearer. All you need to do to change your life is to start doing something about it. It’s like Nike’s amazing marketing campaign: Just Do It. Make some small changes and than check in with yourself to see if your life is better from those changes being made.
Self-testing Is Your Only Gauge
The diversity of our species has helped us survive and adapt all sorts of situations. Unfortunately, our diversity makes it hard to say what everyone should be doing to feel their best. If you have Celiac disease, your not going to tolerate gluten very well at all. Some of us have no problems eating pizza and bagels all day long. Maybe some of us can eat gluten without feeling terrible but eating it all the time it may contribute to weight gain, aches and pains, and cloudy thoughts. Does this mean this individual is gluten allergic? Gluten intolerant? Crazy? Even aware that there is a problem? (remember we seek security by being creatures of habit).
Perhaps trying to label the problem is the wrong approach. What if one changes his or her behavior and than decides if the change was for the better? You can go to traditional therapy for years to find out why you have certain problems. You can also go to a therapist that teaches cognitive behavioral therapy and change your response to issues that cause you problems. To put it another way, you can go to psychotherapy to find out why you are the way you are or you can go to cognitive behavioral therapy and change who you are.
Gluten sensitive? Intolerant? Who cares. Cut out the gluten and see if you feel better. Gradually add it back into your diet and see if you still feel better. If you don’t, stop eating gluten. Self testing the concepts and ideas and tips we’ll be talking about is the only way you can judge for yourself if you should be doing something or not. Don’t let anyone tell you what you should do until you decide for yourself what to do. Self testing is a great way to get information to help you make decisions
Whatever you decide, don’t stop trying! Perhaps the most important “life lesson” I have been aware of this last year is to do something, a little each day. If you are trying to cut down on sugar and have an epic donut “fail”, don’t stop trying to cut down on sugar. Maybe eat a few less donuts next time if that’s where you’re at. [Tweet “To quote Nike: “Just do it”. And keep doing it.”]
Hopefully you can find some information in the pages of this blog to feel a little bit better, perform a bit more every day and improve your overall health and well being.