You don’t have to be perfect to be healthy, but you do have to be consistent.
Imagine you brush your teeth perfectly. When you brush, you never miss a spot, and you use perfect technique. When you floss, you floss every tiny groove between every single teeth. Then the time comes to visit the dentist and she tells you that your teeth are a disaster. And I mean really a disaster. She finds multiple cavities, tons of plaque, and dental calculus. You are flabbergasted. How could it be? You have perfect technique.
Is it Really Enough?
Upon discovery, it is uncovered that you only brush your teeth a couple times per week. I’ll give you a moment for the nausea to subside. Once we get over the grossness of the example, we can really understand how true this is in our lives.
It doesn’t matter that you’re brushing your teeth perfectly if you are not consistent.
It is more important to be consistent than to be perfect.
You might not relate to the brushing example because you brush your teeth and floss twice per day, but what about the other areas of your life?
Are Your Doing What it Takes to be Healthy?
Your diet. Your movement. Your sleep. Your stress. Your structure.
How is your consistency in those areas?
Is your diet the equivalent of brushing your teeth twice per week?
What about your exercise and movement?
How about your structure? Are you consistently getting your spine evaluated by a structural chiropractor to maintain maximal structural integrity?
Do you prioritize your sleep and prepare for sleep with the intention that it deserves?
We all have our “twice per week teeth brushing” mountain to tackle.
Name it. Commit to a different behavior. Take action. And be consistent.