So your “check engine” light comes on in your . What do you do?
One of the questions I find myself asking is, “If your “Check Health” light comes on, what would you do?
The second part to that question is “Why do people then outsource that wellness check to themselves?”
Let me explain what I mean.
The reality is, for the most part, you don’t assemble your own car, fly your own plane or represent yourself in court, do you ?..(even though some people do). The fact is, why would you want to outsource this all important task of wellness and healing to yourself knowing very well that you are not the most competent person to do this job? Hmmm. I bet you hadn’t thought of it that way, did you?
The last time the “check engine” light on my vehicle’s dashboard came on, I took it straight to the dealership to get it checked. I guess I could have “Youtubed” it right?
But I saved myself hours of headaches and mental anguish and more than likely averted a catastrophic outcome to my engine.
In the age of Youtube , I think we begin to believe we can “Youtube” any topic or anything and go figure out how to do it.
Gosh, I wish things were that easy. I still don’t do my own taxes because I can assure you it’s not that “Turbo Tax” easy. I pay a specialist, yes an accountant, to do this task.
The last time I had an electrical short in one of my electrical outlets, I called a specialist, yes, an electrician to come diagnose and fix the problem.
The last time the AC at my home was blowing hot air instead of cool air, I called an HVAC company to come to the rescue.
I could go on and on but you get the point. So why when you need to make some lifestyle changes and come up with a plan to improve your health and wellness, you would rather outsource that all important task to yourself? Really?!
Yes, we go on the internet looking for answers and end up at the mercy of the so-called gurus or Instagram influencers. We listen to and try to emulate what the celebrities are doing and that’s how we end up with the lemonade diet detox (how absurd!).
Anyhow, we ponder why the plan didn’t work. We go to the store and search the essential oil aisles and buy some oils…wait!…three weeks later, our insomnia is still not improved.
We drink more lemon water, get some ginger candy, eat some super foods but the heartburn and bloated sensation is still not gone.
This would be the equivalent of me tinkering with my car, opening some compartments, spraying some WD-40, polishing some bolts, put it back together and wonder why the light is still on at the dashboard.
You see, our bodies are what I would call “Super Vehicles”. They are very complex, sophisticated, super machines. The problem is, your “Check Engine” light may be on and may have been on for a while, but you may not even be aware of this.
Maybe you are aware of this but you are still driving the vehicle without properly addressing the problem, which may cause a compounded, worsened issue down the line.
Why? Not because we intentionally want to damage the vehicle (our bodies), but because we are not the best well-trained person to identify the problem and outsource the task of fixing it to.
Here’s the bottom line:
If you’re not feeling your best, your “check engine” light may be on. Do yourself a favor. Check your super vehicle in to a wellness shop such as your doctor’s office or a Wellness Spa like mine.
We are trained professionals and we can help you get down to the root of the problem and come up with solutions.