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A Challenge for the New Year

It’s that time of year again, time to dust off the
old journal, set some goals and once again test your mettle by trying to stick
to a new habit, regimen or routine for as long as possible.  Forgive me
for sounding pessimistic.  I am not at all against new year’s resolutions, as long as their fundamental purpose, doing something
positive for yourself, isn’t overshadowed by a sense of obligatory goal
setting.  Accomplishing your goal will be more rewarding and
achievable if you choose something that really speaks to you.  Perhaps you would like to be more organized,
feel more resilient and composed under stress, get out of pain or tackle
another health challenge, or maybe you are looking to start exercising and
eating better. The best way to ensure your success is to set yourself up
with as many intrinsic motivators, checkpoints and team members as possible to
make it happen. 

The start of a new habit is often the most
difficult time to stay engaged, this is the time where it may feel like your
work is going unrewarded and as a result it begins to feel tedious and
monotonous very quickly.  One way around
this is to look for ways to step beyond the norm and inject something
inherently fun into your plan.  One of
the best ways to stay on target is to tackle your goals with a partner or team,
you will hold each other accountable, be able to share your struggles and
successes, and pull each other along when the struggle is real.  Regardless of what your goal is, you are
likely to encounter some challenges along the way.  If one of your goals involves your health, it is also extremely beneficial to have a health and wellness expert on your
team to guide you through some of these challenges. 

In addition to taking the time to investigate and
correct the underlying causes that might be contributing to pain or other
symptoms, I find there is a huge payoff in taking a look at some of the little “life hacks” that we can use to accelerate someone’s
progress.  These are often simple
habitual tweaks that have massive benefits in the body over the long run.  One of my favorite things about what I do is
seeing those AHA! moments people get as they learn to take back control over
their health and see their dreams realized.

I find that when people are in pain or suffering from another health challenge, they are often inhibited from achieving life goals. My challenge for you this year, is to address those health problems that are preventing you from getting where you want to go in life. If you need help, I’m here for you.

©2020 Vital Health

Jonathan M. Sasser

Jonathan M. Sasser

Jonathan M. Sasser holds a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, and is board certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has over 3,000 hours of training in acupuncture, classical Oriental Medicine, herbal medicine and nutrition. Additionally, Jon also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sport’s Medicine. Jon is a “Health Detective,” he looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Jonathan is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements at Vital Health in Coeur d’Alene.

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The information provided in this article should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this article. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the author, but readers who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

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