by Julia Scalise DN, PhD
Resistance can have a harmful effect on you and your quality of life:
Of course, you don’t want to jump on the bandwagon for every new fad that comes along! Nor do you want to jump into a new treatment or lifestyle change without careful research. However, many times resistance holds us back from making positive changes that could make our lives better.
We all need a resistance-releasing strategy, and I am going to share mine with you.
When I chose to investigate a different approach to my health issues over 2 decades ago, I decided to pursue alternative health as a career change. I had such positive results, I wanted to help others achieve something similar. Surprisingly, I was met with resistance from many people.
Yet had I resisted the information I learned and used, I am sure my health complaints would have continued and worsened. The same could be said for those I have serviced over these 2 decades.
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:
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.
I admit, I am more analytical of new ideas, information, products, protocols, and people than I was 20 years ago.
Like all of you, I wish there was only one path to the best health and longevity. Resisting everything is not wise, but neither is accepting everything. I believe, if you take the time to:
Then knowing when to resist or accept will get easier for you as your years progress.
If you have determined that you ARE resisting a beneficial action, follow these steps to identify your resistance, imagine how it would feel to release the resistance, and give the positive change a trial run.
Only you know what you are resisting. Is it
You are the only one that knows your obstacles. Here are a few common ones:
Do you know what you need to do and what benefits you may gain? Physical activity and healthier eating can:
The time frame to notice benefits will vary based on what needs to change. Some changes may show benefit in a few weeks and some may take longer. Just be realistic with how much time to give yourself before you assess the benefits of your work and commitment.
Only you will know if this specific choice is worth continuing. More often than not it is. However, if you feel differently, it does not mean you should give up completely. Maybe it needs adjusting or maybe a different change is better suited for you at this time in life.
If you turn your back on positive change, it could turn out to be one of your life's biggest regrets. Instead, do your analysis and ease into the change. The benefits you realize will make you glad you stopped resisting!
Resistance does serve a purpose in being certain that you are moving in a beneficial direction and not jumping on the bandwagon of every new fad that comes along! But if it keeps you from making positive changes, it just doesn't serve you well.
Follow this 5 Step Process to move through resistance and make those changes that serve you:
Julia Scalise, DN, PhD is a Holistic Health Practitioner and author of the #1 Bestseller “Do One Thing Feel Better/ Live Better”. She is an expert in compassionately helping hundreds of clients eliminate underlying causes of health issues, discover ways to improve emotional well being, attain a more positive outlook on life and find their bliss. In practice over 16 years, she is a board-certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, American Association of Nutritional Consultants, American Holistic Health Association and a Physiological Regulating Medicine Practitioner. She is also a contributing expert for several internet forums, websites, and newsletters. To learn more about Julia, visit her website at http://www.JuliaScalise.com
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