"Let’s face it, change is HARD. The last few years is no exception. I don’t know about you, but I realized that this “pause” or “reset” has afforded me the opportunity to slow down, be more kind to myself, take the time to do things I haven’t been able to do, or to try and to start the process of change.
It first started over a year ago on my commute to work. Who knew that 40 minutes of uninterrupted, time spent in your vehicle could be so transformational! Lord knows I didn’t. It started with turning off the NEWS. I consciously play a podcast, audiobook, or music that fits my “mood” that day. Every Monday and Wednesday I listen to one of my all-time favorites, Brene Brown.
Here is her link: https://brenebrown.com/podcasts/.
It was a small change to make “turning off” the news and “turning on/into something” that was thought provoking yet so simple. The transformation it has had on my outlook (a more positive mental and emotional state) allows me to be a better partner, parent, therapist and friend.
I listened to the Brene Brown podcast with James Clear (Author of Atomic Habits) on my way to work today, this specific passage really stuck with me:
“Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years. We all deal with setbacks, but in the long run, the quality of our lives depends on the quality of our habits. With the same habits, you’ll end up with the same results. With better habits, anything is possible.”
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Slow steady incremental steps can lead to very profound change. The key is patience. Having an open mind, open heart and the willingness to try something new and stick with it (even if it’s 1 minute).
As James states, “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” One little step, one little action, one little consistent move towards something more is all that it takes.
The foundation in which a house/building is constructed is an excellent example. The more structure and stability (solid ground, proper materials) that are used in the foundation, the more stable and resilient the structure will be. Invest in YOUR foundation. YOU are worth the change, worth the time and worth the effort."
Investing in yourself means many different things to each individual. It may mean using your time effectively in the car to learn something new, it may mean exercising, or scheduling regular massages to make yourself feel better!
Becky has spent the last 16 years honing her skills as an intuitive manual therapist. One of her many skills is her ability to connect with her patients. Education of the brain/body connection - specifically empowering her patients to harness their ability to positively affect their lives with simple self care routines, breathing exercises and empowering those to spend the time on themselves, for themselves, by themselves. Calming the nervous system is fundamental in her treatments.
Becky offers 30-minute and 60-minute Registered Massage Therapy or Athletic Therapy sessions in our Aurora clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Start this year off on a positive note by commiting to take better care of your body, book a treatment session with Becky today and take the first step in commiting to longterm sustainable change!