I wanted to let you in on a few personal and guarded secrets that I don’t let many people know about simply because I’m embarrassed, don’t want to give the problem attention and certainly don’t want to admit publicly. Blogging, speaking methodically and coming up with systematic ways of doing just about anything in life is a challenge for me. There is a disconnect many times when I am trying to learn something new or implement a new “something” in my life. This could be a new blog post, a new way of organizing my office, remembering the shortcut to my favorite massage therapist in East Providence whatever it is, there is usually some sort of internal struggle.
I took this picture of my computer to show you how I came up with a solution to spelling a word I need to consistently use and CONSISTENTLY spell wrong. I spell it wrong so many times that for the last 5 months or so I have to keep goggling the word just to get it correct. For many of you this is just a word and not a big deal, but to me it means I keep failing at remembering the spelling of a simple word I use daily. Every time I try and spell this word I can never spell it right. I must use this word at least 5 times a week if not more. If you add up all the extra time spent goggling it, retyping it, remembering how to use it, forgetting the rest of what I was originally typing etc. that adds up to a yearly total of almost 4 and a half hours of frustration, ON JUST A WORD.
Now remember I don’t only struggle with the spelling of this word I also struggle with grammar, spelling in general, driving directions, speaking clearly and creative good content that is engaging and easy to read. That is a whole bunch of hundreds of hours a year….too much for me to want even think about! I am telling you this because I see many of my clients struggling with their pain and stress levels on a DAILY basis. Yes daily! I see how jobs, life, relationships and even themselves create a stressful living environment.
So what did I do to change this problem?
In reality the word entre-pre-neur is a metaphor for my personal struggles in life. It’s a challenge that I will always have no matter what, it is a part of me. I may be able to improve my spelling skills, use navigation to get me to the places I want to be, use video to get my words across rather than typing them but it will be a long while until it come easy for me. I don’t see a spelling B in my near future.
What I did to find a solution is look at what I COULD DO. I could break the word down into bite size pieces that I could remember. I compartmentalized it and the posted it everywhere that I would be using it, like my personal and business computer, the back of my cell phone and started to write it out in the way you see it in the picture over and over again. After about a week I started to remember how to spell the word without having to look at my cheat sheet, then after a month or so I started having more success with compartmentalizing other words. I began to win the war on my spelling dismay, which in turn made me a happier blogger, more mindful planner and gave me a sense of accomplishment I didn’t know was possible.
What chronic pain or stress health challenges are you dealing with that seems to be a nagging issue for you? What are you struggling with on a consistent basis that anytime you try and just live life, your chronic pain or stress creeps up on you? As a professional licensed massage therapist that specializes in chronic pain I see many clients struggle with pain. I also get to see the amazing results they get by receiving massage on a regular basis. Just about the 3 month mark I usually hear comments like “You know, the pain in my hip that I have always had is now almost gone” or “Ever since I have been receiving massage my migraines are less and not as strong”. The great thing about massage is that is specializes in busting stresses bubble! I wish I could add stress buster to my name legally Chronic pain and stress have been clinically proven to be linked. And massage therapy has been proven to make you feel better which reduces your stress. Being consistent, having a plan and taking action is the only way you will find relief.
This is why I created the Monthly Membership Program. It allows each and every clients to choose what massage program will work best for them and be consistent. With a $17 birthday massage, free monthly raffles and a NO JOINING fee… it’s the perfect way to make a change in your life.
What challenges do you have in your life? Are you ready to play a bigger game in the health of your body and mind. I know you can do this!