Which Path Will You Choose?December 31, 2014
This past summer my family and I traveled to Park City, Utah for our summer vacation in order to enjoy the outdoors. One late afternoon I decided to go on a trail run before it got dark. Unfortunately I got lost and ended in the middle of open land- surrounded by a couple of mountains with no end in sight. I got to a point where the trail split into 3 different paths- one of them would quickly take me back towards where I started, the others would continue to take me further away- with darkness fast approaching.
Perhaps you feel the same about your health. You may know you are in pain and not enjoying life to its full capacity, but you’ve stayed on the same path. Maybe you’ve wanted to improve your health, lose weight, eat better and quite simply put, live life to the fullest and enjoy every step of the journey. But often, we get stuck on our paths and you may feel lost like I did. There are several paths in front of you, but you’re not sure which one will help you reach your goals. It’s even harder to choose the right path if you feel you’ve gone the wrong way before.
So what can you do to choose the right path towards better health?
Life may not have a road map to guide us through, but one thing is for sure: the worst thing we can do is stand at the fork at the road; the worst thing we can do is nothing. If we stand still we can’t move forward, and 6 months, a year, will all pass without any change.
But don’t get discouraged! You have the power to take direction of your life and your health. It’s time to take the first step down your path to a Pain Free life. The following are 5 easy step by step directions to map out the right path for you!
1. Current Location:
Write down the specifics on where you are at currently with your health. What are your problems and frustrations with your health?
Then write down exactly what improvement you want to see and how you want to enjoy life more fully as a result.
3. Map it Out:
Next write down a simple plan on how you will get to your current location to your destination. Don’t overwhelm yourself, create a plan you can stick to and set reasonable goals for yourself along the path.
Ask a friend or loved one to help you on your destination. Research shows that you will be much more successful when you have partner and accountability.
5. Road Trip:
Now that you admit where you are, described where you want to be, and created a plan- it is time to go down that path. In 6 months you should be further along, healthier, and enjoying life more fully.
Thanks to my iPhone maps, I was able to choose the right path, and made my way safely home that night. If you are feeling lost like I did, or If you are hitting road blocks and need additional help, I would like to remind you that all of us at CBPT are committed to helping you enjoy your life more fully, with less pain and improved health. You are not alone! We are here to help you determine the correct path you should take to help improve your life. Feel free to email me with any questions!
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