Ditch The Resolutions And Do This Instead

Think By Design

How often do your resolutions become reality?

If you’re like most, it’s about 8% of the time, and that’s not even terrible considering less than 25% of people stay committed to the end of the first 30 days!

This year, ditch the resolutions and do this instead.

The primary reason traditional resolutions rarely work is because they focus too much attention on the end result as opposed to the process it’ll take to get there.

“I’m going to lose 10 pounds this year!”

It’s a worthy goal, but that declaration has nothing to do with the success path or day-to-day commitments required to make it real.

Follow this process to improve your life in 2021 and beyond.

ASSESS YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS  

It’s not as though goal setting has no value, only that revisiting your long-term vision is step one, not the only step.

Dream big as most tend to underestimate what they can accomplish in a lifetime and overestimate what they can do today.

ASSIGN A DOLLAR AMOUNT

Living in reality is a fantastic way to create the future you’re dreaming of.

Just about everything has a monetary cost, so it only makes sense to assign that cost.

“What will the mortgage be on our dream house?”

“How much do we save for life experiences?”

“How much will we need to save for the kids education?”

Once you have a monthly expense total for your Dream Life, you can reverse engineer the revenue you’ll need to earn and what you’ll need to accomplish to earn it.

Aside from a real sense of peace that comes with knowing your numbers, it also

gives a deeper purpose to the day-to-day actions that you’ll be completing.

PLAN LIKE A CORPORATION

Split your year into 4 quarters and approach your life planning no differently than Amazon or Apple would schedule there’s.

Success leaves clues, and it only makes sense we follow the trail and follow suit.

Every 90 days, host a detailed strategy session for yourself or your family during which you’ll review your successes and failures, your proximity to the future goals, and what changes, if any, need to be made.

CREATE COMMITMENTS

Once you’ve made it this far, you can easily replace your annual resolutions with commitments to each and any action steps required to move you closer to your future dreams.

Whether that dream is retirement or losing 10 pounds, it’s all the exact same process.

Set your daily schedule to support keeping your commitments and encourage those around you to help keep you accountable to them.

When you apply this process over time, the results become exponential.

You’re not only able to complete one commitment and replace it with another but instead; many prior commitments simply become your new habits.

Those well thought out habits push the unconscious, and often detrimental routines aside, leaving you with progressively more and more strong, life-enhancing automatic actions to guide your success.

Now, if given two choices, which do you think is better?

A New Year’s resolution or an entirely new you… every year!

 

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6 Steps To Design A Pain-Free Workstation

Move By Design

When workstations are set up properly you will be less likely to experience problems such as headaches, eye strain, neck and back pain, as well as prevent bursitis and tendon problems linked to repetitive movements.

Set up your own optimized space with these 6 steps to design a pain-free workstation.

Monitor Height

Start by setting up your monitor such that the top of your screen is at eye level. This can be done most easily with an adjustable height desk or desk topper.

If a new desk is out of the question, you can always add a stack of books under your computer monitor.

Note, if you’re using a laptop, you will need to have an external keyboard to meet optimal ergonomic criteria.

Monitor Distance

The monitor should be between 18-36 inches from your eyes. A single monitor can be placed closer to the 18-inch mark whereas a dual monitor system would be best placed closer to the 36-inch position.

Blue light blocking glasses can also be beneficial to reduce eyestrain.

Keyboard & Mouse

The keyboard and mouse should be placed beside one another, at the same height, and close to the front edge of the workstation.

The desk or keyboard holder needs to be adjustable in order to compensate for any necessary modifications in the wrist angle.

Desktop Arrangement

The frequently used items (pens, pencils, paper, etc.) should be placed within arms reach to avoid excessive reaching, bending, and twisting.

Chair Design

While it’s common thinking to focus on a chair with extra lumbar support, I prefer the opposite.

Similar to shoes in which too much support reduces the strength development and mobility of the feet, using support from a chair silences the spinal musculature and causes abnormal pelvic tilting.

By moving towards the front of your chair and not using the backrest, you’ll require the more consistent activity of the muscle that supports the spine.

Sit up tall, keep the shoulder back and down, knees bent between 90 and 120 degrees, and position your feet on the floor or footrest.

To Sit or Stand: That is The Question?

There is potential for a standing workstation to be a better option than sitting, although some of the research gives us conflicting information depending on what parameters are being measured.

Some of the advantages are:

  • Reduced Leg Weakening
  • Less Hip Flexor Tightening
  • More Glute Activity

The final advantage and the main reason why a standing station could be a great choice is more overall movement.

When standing, it’s more likely you’ll be inclined to move versus while working from a seated position.

How much you move, regardless of a sitting or standing desk, is a determining factor for which choice is the healthier one.

Either way, taking micro-breaks is very important.

Getting up and walking around for 10 minutes at the end of every 30-60 minutes can make a world of difference over the course of long days, weeks, and months working away in front of a computer.

Have you set up your pain-free workstation?

Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.

20 Interesting Signs You’re Stressed

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Most people assume they’ll know when they’re “stressed”.

They will often recognize stress as the feeling of anxiety but being overwhelmed is only one way to know that stress is affecting you.,,

Here are 20 interesting signs you’re stressed.

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Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.

6 Steps That Will Make Your Kids More Productive

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What ever happened to playing outside until the streetlights came on? Now, the only lights most of our kids are exposed to is the blue light emanating from the screens of their digital devices.

Only time will tell the full effect of abundant screen time on the physical and mental health of our population, in the meantime, it makes sense to apply some creativity to the problem.

One viable solution is leveraging what we know about productivity and teaching our kids how to pursue a life they can love today and in their future.

It starts with these 6 steps that will make your kids more productive.

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Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.