I have a confession to make in this blog post. Ready? Here it goes - I love what I do. I really do.
How many people can say that they truly love their work? How many people are doing the work that they know they are destined to do?
Now, you probably don’t think this is an earth shattering confession, but here’s the thing: I used to be deeply concerned about my future and finding work that I loved. I was in college forever, never clear on my career path dismissing options as either boring, unfulfilling, impractical, not aligned with my values, or too stressful. I pushed on regardless of not having a clear idea. I received my BA, became a massage therapist, a personal trainer, a nutritional counselor, a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, an educator teaching human sciences and nutrition, and ultimately a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Obviously I’ve always had the desire to help people. I care about my fellow humans. I want us all to feel better, stronger, healthier, happier, and more fulfilled.
It wasn’t until I discovered Functional Medicine that I finally experienced a true sense of purpose in my career. It is within this realm that I can continue learning and growing and better serve those who have health struggles. No health challenges are too small to be ignored and none are to large to give up on. Together we can make a difference.
Anyway, the reason I started this post is that I see that many of my patients are not doing work that they love and I suspect this is a MAJOR reason why their health (our nation’s health) is less than optimal.
Not to get personal but, how about you? Do you feel uplifted, inspired, and fully engaged going to work every day? Or does your work leave you feeling depleted, anxious, bored, or stressed in your life? It’s usually one or the other, right?
I would like to make a suggestion: If you’re not doing what you love, life is too short to tolerate this for too long. You deserve more…And until your work aligns with your mission and values, your health will NEVER be at the level you want it to be.
You can eat the “healthiest diet”, get all of the “best exercise”, and do all of the stress reduction techniques you want - if you’re not passionate about your work, there will always be a hole in the foundation of your health. Really! Think about how many of your adult daylight hours will be spent at work.
Now the main reason why I love what I do is that I’m in a position to help people like you really take control of their health and life on all levels. I don’t think I can help everyone or that I have an answer for every mysterious malady. What I do know is that I love to learn and I love to help where I can.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing my patients make lifestyle changes that empower them and lead to more fulfillment and well-being. This IS possible for you!
Book your FREE 15 minute consult here if you’d like to discuss how I can help you in this regard.
Dr. Jerome Craig, DC