When we're in a physical rut, we're likely to be in an emotional and intellectual rut as well. Because we are creatures of... habit.
So, it's unlikely you will solve chronic problems or tolerations as you are being subjected to them.
That's why it's helpful to break the pattern from time to time. Vacations can do this if there's enough uncertainty built into them. Holidays can too.
This is about purposely subjecting oneself to a pattern interruption. If you're feeling stuck, uninspired or oppressed you're likely in a mindless routine, dutifully going through the motions without introspection or self-examination. In other words, you've become a human doing.
Break the trance.
Drive the long way to the practice. Eat lunch someplace new. Treat yourself to some ice cream. Sit in the park. Or at the mall. Be still. Listen. Nothing digital. Just be with yourself.
Take notice of what shows up.
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 Parker Seminars and other chiropractic gatherings since 1985. He is the author of 12 books that 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. His Monday Morning Motivation is emailed to thousands of subscribers each week.