By Dr. Emil Tompkins – A Tucson Chiropractor with a passion for health and really cool gadgets.
Last night, I had the pleasure of spending the night outside an Apple store waiting for a phone. I was surrounded by a bunch of people crazy over something as simple as a new cell phone. This phone is a little nicer, a little better than the previous model but probably not worth staying up all night for.
It was about that time that I realized, I’m one of the crazy people. I was right there with them, number 29 in line and excited for the opportunity to get my hands on one of these phones as soon as they were available. I set everything aside to sleep on concrete to pick up a telephone that wasn’t going to change my life in any way. I feel really silly right now.
What this evening concrete camp-out did point out that if something is important to you, that many would go through extraordinary circumstances to get it. On this day, it meant sleeping on the ground waiting for a phone. What is it for you?
How important is your health? Many would say that their health is important, but if it’s really important, what are you doing to achieve it. Are you taking extraordinary measures to achieve your health goals, or do you simply decide you’re too busy with everyday life to make a difference that will dramatically improve your daily living.
How much time do you spend on different areas of your life? Write down the amount of time spent in these areas.
- with your spouse or significant other?
- with your children?
- watching TV
- on the computer?
- trying to get your new iphone to work?
- improving your health?
Where your time is spent really shows what you value. This may be hard to look at at first. What’s great is that if you notice imbalance in an area, you can simply start changing how much time your spending on those areas and improve where it’s needed.
What’s really wonderful is that, changing your health generally takes under an hour per day of work. Is your health worth it? It’s up to you. For now, if you don’t have much time spent improving your health, try to simply add one thing. Maybe 10 minutes of walking. Throw that in a couple of times in your day and you’ll be on your way to living healthier. Maybe think about adding time eating healthy. Little by little you’ll achieve your goals.
Have a healthy week.
Dr. Emil Tompkins
Dr. Tompkins is a Chiropractor in Marana, AZ who has been taking care of thousands of families and children in Southern Arizona for the last 8 years. If you would like to find out how to live a healthier life, call Dr. Tompkins for a consultation at 520-572-2596