If you're not having fun, here's a checklist to identity some possible cause(s):
1. Compromised values. Are you bending the rules, taking shortcuts or not telling the truth?
2. Care too much. Are poor boundaries creating unreciprocated emotional investments?
3. Not growing. Are you pursuing emotional, intellectual or spiritual growth?
4. Avoidance. Is there a difficult conversation you're deferring?
5. Lack of discipline. Are you taking your own advice about exercise, nutrition and sleep?
6. Comparison. Has envy, jealousy or unreasonable expectations made you feel less than?
7. Not present. Feeling guilty? (Living in the past.) Are you fearful? (Living in the future.)
9. Financial stress. Is an earning problem actually a spending problem?
10. Unforgiveness. Is there someone you haven't forgiven? Including yourself?
The solution for each one may be difficult, but you've done all the easy stuff.
Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.