A house is being renovated near to where we live. It looks lovely and inspirationally different from what it was before. So it got me thinking…
When it comes to renovating buildings we all know and accept that the process will take time; the structural integrity of the building needs to be checked, along with the electrical wiring and plumbing. Does the roof leak? Are the drains clear? Does it need replastering, new ceilings or new windows? And that’s all before any of the pretty stuff can begin, like decorating, flooring and fittings…
Yet, when it comes to our bodies we can have decades worth of use and abuse but somehow expect a quick fix when things start going wrong. It just doesn’t work like that.
It can take weeks, months or sometimes years to regain the balance. It takes commitment and determination – along with some knowledge and understanding of how best to look after our amazing bodies.
I suppose we need to ask ourselves – what do we want more? To continue eating or living as we are, or to embrace change that can have a profound benefit to our health and well-being?
And it takes one step at a time. Just like a house would be renovated. And bit by bit we can turn the negative cycle of pain and medication into a positive cycle of lowering inflammation, increased energy and well-being.
And one last reflection; it can be easy to look at someone’s beautiful house and not see all the effort that has gone into making it look so lovely… But isn’t it worth it?!