The lies you tell yourself
Liar, liar, pants on fire!
We lie to ourselves on a daily basis. These lies cover up our perceived shortcomings and prevent us from taking risks. Ultimately, these lies limit our lives and our ability to enjoy life fully. In the end, our lies serve the purpose of making us feel better in the short-term. You may not even be aware of the lies you tell yourself.
Avoid lying to yourself and start living:
Are these items causing your fatigue?
Fatigue can make you feel unable to handle the simplest task. However, you can identify the cause and treat it. Instead of reaching for another source of caffeine, consider finding the root cause of your weariness.
Fatigue doesn’t have to ruin your life, and you can fight it.
These issues might be causing you to feel tired:
Dehydration. You may be feeling sluggish because you’re not hydrated. Instead of coffee or energy drinks, try water first. Water will hydrate your body and increase your energy levels. It’s an easy and quick way to treat fatigue.
Skipping breakfast. If you skip breakfast, then you’re at a higher risk of fatigue.
Most of us aren’t experiencing the level of success we desire. It’s easy to see what successful people do. However, it can be challenging to notice the things successful people avoid. Avoiding the common success mistakes improves your odds of attaining higher levels of achievement.
Avoid these common mistakes on the road to success:
Wait! What’s in that delicious muffin you’re eating? Maybe a lot more than you thought! Chemical additives are used to affect flavors or preserve products, but these additives can also negatively affect your health. So it’s important to pay attention to them. You might be able to find a different tasty muffin without those additives.
Because you never know what might be in a food product these days, it’s important to read the ingredient list for each food item before you buy it.
Questions are a valuable tool. By asking yourself questions, you can change your focus and the direction of your life. The proper question can open you up to new possibilities and ideas. Take the time to examine your life and ensure you’re on the best possible path.
Ask yourself these questions on a regular basis:
Have I seen enough to have an accurate view of the world? It’s surprising how many people have never crossed their state line. The northeastern part of the United States is very different from the South, Midwest, or other parts of the country. Europe is very different from Africa. You’re missing out on a lot if you don’t explore other places and cultures. What are the odds that you were born in the precise place that fits you the best?
Will my finances be able to support my retirement? It’s important to start asking this question immediately. Focusing on the short-term at the expense of the long-term is a common error. You only have so many tomorrows to prepare for the latter parts of your life.
Whether you’d like to lose a few pounds, enhance your love life, or make more money, your habits are important. Your current situation is the result of your habits. Habits control what we do and think each day. Your thoughts and actions add up over weeks, months, and years. Your circumstances are the result.
For example, your physique is the culmination of the eating and exercise habits you’ve had over the last several years. Your financial situation is no different. Your social life is the grand result of your beliefs, attitudes, and actions regarding other people.
Regardless of your objective, you won’t be successful without habits that contribute to that success. By changing your habits, you can create the abundance you desire.
Proper posture for pooping perfection
As a Chiropractor, my mantra is alignment, alignment, alignment. Your body needs to be in proper alignment so that your neuro-musculo-skeletal and organ system can function optimally. There’s a proper posture in standing, a posture in sitting, a proper posture in exercising…and a proper posture in pooping!
In many parts of Asia, people traditionally use the toilet in a squatting position. However, Western-style toilets are mounted at sitting height. This type of toilet, though considered more “convenient and civilized”, puts the person at a 90 degree sitting angle, which actually puts a strain in the pubo-rectalis muscle during elimination.
Though meditation has been around for thousands of years, it’s only now that meditation is becoming mainstream. Even the conservative medical community is singing the praises of meditation. Meditation is a simple and free tool that can enhance your life in many ways. If you’ve considered meditation but decided against it, now is the time to reconsider.
Your beliefs color your perception of the world and your experiences. Many beliefs are true only because you believe them to be. If your beliefs aren’t congruent with excelling in life and receiving abundance, it’s very unlikely you’ll ever live the life you deserve. When your results are falling short of your desires, your beliefs are the logical place to make a change.
Many of the beliefs you hold most strongly are inaccurate. Most of our fundamental beliefs are formed at a young age. We often learn these beliefs from sources that aren’t operating at the expert level. It’s easy to see why we have beliefs that hold us back from experiencing all the abundance we deserve.
Dr. Jane San Juan is a heart-centered cranial chiropractor, acupuncturist and a certified EFT tapping coach serving the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles community.