Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Change, that dreaded six letter word, almost as bad as the four letter word we all hate, DIET

Do you think that some people wake up one day and suddenly realize that they need to make a change in their life? I have always found that most people put up with so much before they decide it is time to take measures into their own hands. Some people will know that changes need to be made but will wait until a Doctor tells them to do it.

Why is this? I think we have so much going on in our lives that worrying about making changes, or fixing problems that relate us and our health end up at the bottom of the to do list. I have known people that would never even think of bringing in nutrition to their lives until something suddenly happens. Sometimes they could be a spouse or a friend or a relative of a customer that I have known for years that would frequent lectures and come into the store, but never ever apply any of the alternatives to their own lives, but just kind of came along with the others for the ride. Year after year I would always think that they would eventually make a change. Suddenly one day they had a sudden trauma like a bad blood report, a heart attack, or found out that they were in harms way, and like someone waved a magic wand, they suddenly decided they wanted to do anything and everything available for their health.

I guess sometimes it takes something like a disaster to make us think we should focus on change. Have you ever noticed when you go to funeral and it is someone that dies quickly or without warning or even someone that was very young. The topic always on everyone's mind seems to be on instantly wanting to exercise more, start that diet they have put off forever or possibly just focusing on themselves for the first time in years. I think sometimes it take a major trauma to get us going and possibly to just slow down a little.

The funny thing about this is no matter how focused you get after a funeral and no matter how much you want to make a change, most of us end up sliding back to our old selves, and forgetting how urgent it was that we needed change because when it comes down to the nitty gritty of change, you will only really do it when you are ready and not before. I really like the idea of the magic wand theory, I think we could make some great changes, and quickly!

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