When one gets a warning signal of pain or a symptom of health status change, denying or resisting the obvious does not fix the problem. Fear of getting a diagnosis does not make the problem go away. Often, it makes a minor “speed bump” have the potential to become a major “road block,” reducing the chances of living a longer and higher quality life.
Yet, pursuing evaluation for every twitch and tickle may open a Pandora’s Box of woes. Minor disturbances are frequently just problems that the body may have healed on its own with a little time and healthy lifestyle change.
Resistance to a healthier lifestyle, often arises from:
- Lack of knowledge to do so,
- Fear of surrendering things we love to eat or do, or
- Addictions that seem impossible to overcome.
We all know this resistance will only keep our health from improving as it could.
But, blindly taking every new supplement, for example, without much research into possible ramifications can be harmful too. Use good judgement when making any decisions that will impact your health!
The bottom line is, don’t allow resistance to positive change keep you locked into a life that is less than what it could be.