It’s that time of the year – the dreaded “New Year’s Resolutions” time!
New Year’s resolutions are not a passing fad like gray nail polish or distressed jeans. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions nearly 4,000 years ago. They made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans followed suit in making promises to their god, Janus, for whom the month of January was named. And, even Medieval knights took a vow at the end of each year to re-up their chivalry (a great idea that really should have carried over, in and of itself).
Even when times are at their worst, people make New Year’s resolutions. In fact, The Great Depression marked a significant rise in resolutions.
The New Year is new promise. It’s our chance to raise our sights to that which we really want most in our lives. Normally, the #1 NYE resolution has to do with improving physical health in some way, i.e. losing weight, eating more nutritional foods, stopping smoking, stopping nail biting. And then, the #2 NYE resolution weighs in on the mental side – everyone, it seems, wants to feel better.
Actually, if you look at it, you’ll feel better about yourself when you lose weight and stop biting those fingernails, too. In the end, I think NYE resolutions lead to just one end result: “I want to feel better.”
Wouldn’t you love to feel better in 2017?
Wouldn’t you love to feel happiness, even positive expectation and anticipation of more and more good coming into your life each day? For me and so many of my patients I’ve worked with, just waking up in the morning and feeling pleasantly happy and fulfilled – even before getting out of bed – is such a fantastic feeling!
If you don’t feel this way when you wake up in the morning (or consistently throughout the day for that matter), you also know that it’s not just about making a New Year’s resolution. Believe me when I tell you that you’re not alone if you feel that it’s difficult or might even seem impossible to achieve that lighter, happier, more energetic stance in life when you haven’t felt it in your life for a long period of time.
How do you get something back in your life that seems to have been absent for so long? And the more important question: CAN that consistently happy and peaceful feeling of “feeling better” ever happen again in your life?
Yes, it absolutely can. Every day in my practice, I work with people who struggle with real pain, fatigue and despair. They might feel plagued by physical, emotional or mental conditions that other doctors don’t seem to take seriously, and have grown hopeless in their quest to “just feel better.” I understand that your pain and suffering is very real. It is my only goal to ease that suffering and help you actually recover the happiness you once enjoyed at some point in your life. In fact, before your appointment with me, I ask you to complete my Patient Application, which asks you to remember when you were happiest in your life. That point becomes our shared “Resolution” as we begin to work quickly together to help you feel better and get you back to that very point you may have thought would never resurface.
In the end, what better resolution is that?
Let’s get started! Please call my office at (949) 481-0118, or complete a New or Returning Patient Application to get started to your better 2017.