Nothing Happens Overnight!
This week, Kira (my wonderful biz partner) and I have been busy hosting the free event FALL INTO HEALTH week that we put together. We had 5 speakers talk about different health and health related topics like intermittent fasting, emotional intelligence, sex, freedom from dieting, etc…They all reiterated that nothing happens overnight.
The common theme was “work” at it instead of hoping for the change to happen overnight. We find this in our business with our clients and our prospects such as they want to lose weight quickly or have more energy pretty fast. Furthermore, they want all of their problems to just suddenly disappear.
First of all, NOTHING happens overnight. Lack of energy didn’t happen overnight nor did the added weight or the diagnosis you’ve been given.
Second, if those didn’t happen overnight, “fixing” them or getting rid of them is NOT gonna happen overnight either.
What’s more, we do live in a fast pace world. Drive thrus are on every single corner, block, whatever and we have the one day shipping. I’m sure there will be same day shipping or is there? I don’t know! I have prime and I usually get my stuff delivered within a day or 2. Therefore, we get antsy when the change doesn’t happen overnight.
AND it won’t.
All of our speakers mentioned working at achieving the goal you want to achieve little by little and staying consistent. All of the strategies they gave were suggested to be implemented step by step, one strategy at a time.
Now let’s get back to your body and health. You didn’t get to where you are now overnight…it took years, months, and days. Therefore, how can you expect to resolve ALL of the issues overnight? With a pill? Sure! Maybe! Does it exist?
Perhaps it does BUT what is it gonna do? It’s gonna make you MORE dependent on it. Yes even supplements. “I’ll eat gluten now and take enzymes no biggie.” OR ” I have a headache, I’ll take Tylenol, I have a shit ton to do I don’t have time for nature to kick in.”
Additionally, your body wants to heal and be balanced. That’s what it knows and it’s what it wants. Except for, the body is like nature, it needs and takes time. PATIENCE. That’s what I tell Kira when we’re discussing business strategies.
For example, have you ever seen a business succeed in a month? EVERYONE practices in order to get better. So why not with health and your body? To become a better chef, you cook and practice cooking. You fail and you practice again until you become Emeril Lagasse let’s say.
Same goes for sports and any other activity. BUT why when it comes to the body and health, we want the healing and the feeling better to happen overnight.
I don’t have many tips for you other than PATIENCE.
- Understand that your health didn’t get to where it is now by chance. It took many years. Your body gives you warning in the form of “symptoms” and when you cover the symptoms the damage continues to happen. For example, I used to get daily headaches when I was in my early 30s and I’d take Tylenol and Advil DAILY. I was covering up the headache, I wasn’t addressing it. Therefore, the damage continued to happen UNTIL those headaches turned into migraines.
- Be patient and gentle with your body. When your friend needs you and she’s venting about how stressed she is, you don’t yell at her and say “GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER ALREADY.” You talk to her gently, listen to her, check on her, etc.. So talk to your body and be gentle with it just like you are with your best friend.
- Listen to your body. I know this is cliche and every one and their mom in the health world tells you this BUT I wish I was taught how to listen to my body. Listening to your body means paying attention to all of the symptoms it gives you from bloating, to headaches, to pains, to anger, moodiness, etc…Tune in. To illustrate this, let’s say you get a runny nose every-time you eat ice cream. The runny nose is a SYMPTOM. Tune in and see what you could do.
Now I’d LOVE LOVE to hear from you. How do you classify yourself in terms of patience or wanting change to happen overnight? AND that can be a symptom too.
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