I admit the last couple of weeks I have been obsessed. I have almost completely dedicated my blog and my social media posts to measles and vaccines. That is actually why I have taken somewhat of a break from blogging. It has cost me some followers, but I have gained some new ones. I have thought really hard about keeping my mouth shut like I have mentioned in previous blogs, but I can not stand the misinformation and the fear mongering going on. But if in that effort I have bored you, I apologize. I just can't sit back and watch.
But today I will shift gears. I want to talk about one of least favorite things, actually probably my least or you can call it a pet peeve of mine. Inconvenience. I can not stand inconvenience, I literally despise it. For example, I have always hated the inconvenience of pumping gas, and Im not even talking about the money, I hated the actual act of stopping at a gas station and getting out of my car to pump gas. What an inconvenience. So I bought an electric car, problem solved. No longer an inconvenience I have to deal with.
When I designed my practice Adjust Dallas, I had the same thing in mind, I wanted the most efficient Chiropractic and wellness clinic possible. So it wasn't an inconvenience for anyone. I put in self check in computers with finger print scanners so you don't even have to stop at the front desk. I created hours catered to corporate schedules with hours during lunch breaks and early mornings. I allowed flexibility where people could drop in unannounced an be able to start therapies on their own. I promoted email scheduling and communication with me through email and skype. I tried to eliminate as much inconvenience associated with going to a chiropractor. This is actually something I get complimented on a lot and I am very proud of, "It's so easy!".
I have also noticed a trend among people, if it's not convenient you will drift away from it and eventually fall off. That is why healthy habits should be implemented as conveniently as possible. Now I know what you are thinking, real results requires hard work. Well, I actually don't believe that. I don't believe in the whole "work harder" philosophy. I know a lot of people who have worked really hard and have no results to show for it. At the same time I know some people that get results with ease. I believe in working smarter not harder. Which is very convenient. Think you need to spend two hours a day at a gym to get results, try 12 minutes in your living room, that's the workout i give my patients. Think you need to count calories and barely eat anything to lose weight? Umm no. What we try to do at Adjust Dallas is make small lifestyle changes over time that add up, and eventually you are living a wellness type lifestyle without even thinking about it.
But why worry about my health at all? My drive thru hamburger is very convenient at the moment. You need to redirect your lifestyle in order to avoid the ultimate inconvenience of poor health. And dealing with the inconvenience of poor health once it is already present does't work. What kind of inconveniences does poor health bring? Well we can start small, like missed work days. Or we could finish strong with being in a jazzy scooter for your retirement. Wait their is even one further, that is when your health becomes the inconvenience of someone else.
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