Instead of saying "I don't have time" try saying "its not a priority", and see how that feels.

Instead of saying "I don't have time" try saying "its not a priority", and see how that feels.  

Read that title again..
Your health and wellness can't be compromised and the only person who can make beneficial life changes is you.  
Commonly, we have clients that express that they simply don't have the time for self care, that they don't have the financial resources for health care, and sometimes just don't care enough to make the changes that become necessary to get better.
Its easy to pop a pill, its easy to have surgery, its easy to trend diet.  But in most cases you are not working at the main issue.  You're simply just sweeping the crumbs under the couch to not be seen, and we all know what happens to food when its left out. Bugs, mold, bacteria, destruction.  

Take a look at these few facts for the excuses commonly made:
"I don't have the money"
On average- 1 Grande Caramel Cappuccino $4.65
With less then that amount you could purchase
1 banana $.28
1 cup of blueberries $1.25
2 cups cauliflower $.40
2 cups carrots $.50
1 coup sweet potato $.67
2 cups broccoli $.76
1 cup green beans $.62
TEN raw servings of fruits and vegetables = $4.48
YES, you can't easily go to the store and buy one cup of green beans. However, this break down shows you a basic cost comparison.

Lets look at common purchases:
Your hand bag $120- $600
That daily take out lunch
 $8 x 5= $40. 
 $40 x 4= 160. 
$160 x 12=$1,920

The money is there ( in most cases)
Try saying it this way:
 "I don't have the money for health care"  or  "Spending money on my health  is not a priority"

"I don't have the time"

Saying you don't have time to exercise, see your healthcare providers, or cook healthy is all in how you prioritize your time.

The average person spends 3+ hours a day on their phone. 
The average person spends 4+ hours a day watching TV.
The average person spends 1+ hours eating out, the average person eats out on an average of 4 times a week.

Take a look at that:
That is 8 hours each day of what some would consider "wasted time".

**Its recommended to have about 30 minutes of exercise a day.
**It takes about 2 hours to cook a meal (I'm including prep, consumption, & clean up).  
**Traveling to your health care provider (remember this is not done every day) about 30 mins, so an hour commute time.  Treatment time, lets be generous and say 1 hour. 

Here,  in one day with a visit to your health care provider, you have exercised, and made a healthy meal for dinner.  Your total time is 4 1/2 hours.  You still have 4.5 hours of free time! 

Try saying it this way "I don't have time to take care of my health care needs" or 

"Taking time to stay/get healthy for my grandchildren is not a priority

"Taking time to stay/get healthy so I can take care of my wife is not a priority

"Taking time to stay/get healthy so I can take care of my children is not a priority

"Taking time to be stay/get healthy for myself is not a priority"

What to take home from this reading?
One, don't be discouraged! Each day is a new day and you can make changes to your health starting NOW. Use small goals and grow. Remember a tree was once a seed.

Two, live simply. Your greatest wealth is your health... invest in that.   

Three, time is of the essence. Each day you are living moments you will never get back.  Make all those moments meaningful, don't waist them on thoughtless thrills. 
 Live fully and take care of the body you have... after all its the only place you have to live. 

-J. Antonelli
Combined Chiropractic and Acupuncture


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