I grew up a perfectionist.
A 98% on a test was not enough when it could have been 100%.
Being on the All-Star team wasn’t enough when there were players that were better than me.
The advantage to being a perfectionist was achievement in the external realm, but the opposite to that in the internal realm was incredibly destructive.
Are You Good Enough?
The desire, although it felt like a need at the time, was to have this image of perfection for the community manifested as a ridiculously high level of achievement in everything I did. But it created a level of anxiety in me that was paralyzing and all-consuming at times.
I found it near impossible to live in the moment and enjoy what I was doing and experiencing because all I could think about was the destination.
I associated a high level of achievement as being worthy of love and deserved of happiness, and I associated anything less than perfection with a lack of being worthy.
The truth is no matter what you have done or not done, you are worthy of love, joy, fulfillment, and an abundance of health.
As I get older, I realize more and more that happiness is something you choose, not something that is dangled at the end of a stick only to reach after you hit a goal or a target.
In practice, I find so many people that have prioritized their career, and sacrificed their health and happiness in the process because it was the “normal” path.
There is nothing “normal” about being unhappy and struggling for 65 years so you can retire and then finally enjoy yourself because you “earned” it.
By then it just might be too late.
There is a formula for creating health and happiness.
Number 1 – Autoregulation.
Your nerve system is the master control and interpretation system of the body. If you are constantly living in the sympathetic, fight or flight zone, your stress hormones go through the roof, inflammation is high, your immune system is suppressed and your body breaks down. You have to balance that with increased parasympathetic tone. Neurostructural chiropractic care is a powerful way to address this imbalance in the nerve system.
Number 2 – Community.
You have to surround yourself with a community of love and connection. According to the Polyvagal Theory, “Connectedness is a biological imperative.” A big part of our purpose at Precision Chiropractic is to create a supportive and empowering community for the Charlotte and Matthews area.
Number 3 – Sufficiency.
You have to drive the right nutrients into the body at the right time to maximize your body’s resources.
Number 4 – Toxicity.
You cannot consume any toxins either externally or internally and expect to be healthy. From the chemicals you absorb through your skin to the chemicals you absorb in your mouth and gut, they all affect the neuroendocrine immune system and have devastating effects on your body at a cellular level.
If you are ready for a change in your life and are tired of putting off your health and happiness until a time that might never arrive, give us a call or a text at (980) 279-7557 and we would be happy to walk you through our process.
All the best,
Dr. Matt Westheimer