Do you have control over your health or have you given your authority away? Today I want to talk about why you need to take control of your health. It’s really not your fault if you’ve lost it. You’ve been taught to give it away.
We have medical professionals we see for all of our issues. We’ve been taught that healing comes from outside you. You need to take a pill or have a procedure done to fix your issue. Sometimes this is true. Often times it isn’t. Most illnesses or injuries will heal themselves with time, rest, and healthy habits if given enough time.
How You Lost Control Of Your Health
Because we rely on medical professionals to help us through every injury and illness, we’ve created the mindset that we aren’t capable of treating ourselves. In most cases this also isn’t true. There are many things you can do to take care of yourself that don’t require medical attention. Many of these things are very simple. Things like moving more, eating better, and getting enough rest go a long way to staying healthy. And little things like learning a bit about herbal medicine and self-massage can dramatically help heal minor issues.
It’s important to remember that your body heals itself. All of these interventions help clear the way so that your body can more easily do what it needs to do.
Why You Need To Take Control Of Your Health
The simple fact is, no one is more invested in your health than you are. You are ultimately responsible for your health and you’re the one who will have to deal with the consequences of good or bad health. No matter what everyone else tells you, including medical professionals, you need to decide for yourself what the right course of action is.
The old adage, “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything”, is very true. Poor health can limit what you can do and how you can do it. It will dramatically affect your quality of life. And over the long run these decisions are cumulative. If you want to be fit and healthy in your “golden years”, today is the time to start. You have an incredible ability to direct habits that will alter the state of your health.
What It Means To Take Control Of Your Health
The first step in taking control of your health is to ask questions. You don’t have to swallow whatever someone tells you about your health. You’re allowed to disagree, get more information, and even seek other opinions. Trust your gut. If something a medical professional tells you feels wrong, keep searching.
Medical professionals are people too. They make mistakes and modern medical science doesn’t have all the answers. You’re allowed to explore and look for your own solution and find help that helps you with that solution.
You’re allowed to treat yourself. In some cases you won’t need the help of a medical professional. Sometimes you will be able to treat yourself with the assistance of a medical professional. Build a network of people who support your perspective and goals. Remember, ultimately the decision about what you do is up to you.
Sometimes modern medicine is the best option. Don’t disagree with medical professionals just because they are medical professionals. There are cases where you absolutely need to see professional and let them treat you. Serious conditions require serious interventions. Learn to trust yourself but also accept when a problem is out of your league.
Address small problems before they become major problems. The lion’s share of staying healthy is listening to your body and giving it what it needs before there’s a problem. If you slow down and pay attention you’ll notice when you’re getting tired or when something starts to hurt. Now’s the time to get extra rest or take a break from the activity that’s breaking you down. If you ignore these subtle signals they’ll eventually become less subtle and eventually they’ll become impossible to ignore.
In a culture that prescribes to the idea of, “I’ll rest when I’m dead”, it’s often difficult to take time out. But remember, we are finite beings and most of us need far more rest than we get. Take charge of your health and you’ll see how much better life can be.