True ‘health’ or well-being is about more than just the shape of your body – it’s about your whole life.
This can be challenging for some people to accept…
A gentleman came to see us with long-standing IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s disase & Ulcerative Colitis), hoping for help.
We did a thorough assessment and evaluation of what was going on for him – and yes his diet was poor and needed to be cleaned up, he had gut dysbiosis, he had nutrient deficiencies…
…but he also had a dysfunctional marriage, a lack of friends and support in his life, and a substance abuse issue…
When we gave him our analysis and told him that cleaning up his diet would help, and addressing his gut would make a difference in his IBD, but ultimately both his IBD and more importantly his life needed some larger changes…
…like working on his marriage, venturing out into his community to find friends and people to connect with, and seeking help with his substance abuse…
He was predictably outraged, saying “I only came to you for help with IBD, not to tell me to go to counseling…” and sought attention elsewhere.
We’ve thought long and hard about whether we could have said it in a way that he might have accepted more graciously, but felt that we were doing him a disservice not to discuss these issues.
Recently I read the book Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina.
Steve had an exercise in it, that I thought was valuable and wanted to share with you.
So get out a piece of paper and write down the following categories:
Then take a couple of minutes to rate yourself in each category from 1-10.
1 being you’re definitely not getting what you want in this area of your life, and 10 being you’re absolutely experiencing what you want from this area of your life.
Okay, rated these 11 areas?
If you’re like me and most people, you’ll have a few areas that you’re quite happy with, a few that you’re unhappy with, and a bunch that are kind of in the middle, say 6, 7, or 8.
Here’s where Steve gives us a great insight, I’ll let him speak for himself:
“Now I want you to look at those same numbers from a different perspective. Take every rating that isn’t a 9 or 10, cross it off, and replace it with a 1. So now each of them must be a 1, 9, or 10.
You see, if you can’t rate a given area of your life a 9 or 10, then obviously you don’t have what you really want in that area. This can especially hard to admit when you think you have a 7…A 7 is what you get when you allow too much falsehood and denial to creep into your life. It’s a phony rating to begin with, a 1 in disguise. Either you have what you want, or you don’t. A 6, 7,or 8 is the answer you give when you know you don’t have what you want, but you aren’t ready to face up to it yet.”
Kind of a slap in the face, right?
Often the areas in our life that we most need to work on…
…the ones that we most need to focus on for our health, but also our well-being are the ones we least want to acknowledge.
This brief exercise can help you look at where you really need to focus your efforts.
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