Self Motivation Springs from Knowledge

Self motivation is automatic, right?

I always feel motivated to do something. The impetus may or may not be for the best activity or action, but there are very few times when I just don't want to do anything.

What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

I know a few individuals who sometimes have no inclination to get up. In one case even after 12 or more hours of solid sleep, this person often just stays in bed until she falls asleep again.

If you experience that sort of situation in your life, you most likely need some changes in your diet - probably some extensive changes.

You may also need more regular exercise.

Usually when we read about self motivation it has to do with having the inner strength to do something which is difficult - or something we'd rather not do.

Sometimes our reluctance might have something to do with lack of confidence.

If I don't think I can do it, I'll probably find ways to avoid trying.

Maybe some positive thinking should be practiced. Positive believing is much more effective.

This is especially true where self health care is concerned.

Especially for the last 3 or 4 decades it seems that most people grew up with the idea that good health is a matter of being under the care of a good physician.

Naturally if you were raised to believe that to be true, it's hard to believe that you can actually take care of yourself and be much healthier as a result.

If you take the responsibility for your own good health and welfare, you will be more likely to take a close look at your diet along with the other factors affecting your health.

In fact, most medical doctors have little or no training in nutrition or exercise.

This fact is not just my conclusion. It's often stated in books written about medical doctors.

In some cases the books were written by other medical doctors.

They're not being critical of their colleagues as much as they're critical of medical schools and the social and governmental structures which control medical school curricula.

A lot of the controls are the result of tradition in medicine along with ingrained expectations from consumers of medical services.

Self motivation in the area of self health care boils down to the same things as in other areas.

The actual motivation usually comes from knowing why it's to your advantage to do something.

Some folks appear to think it's just their destiny to be sick.

They spend lots of time in the clinic or doctor's office but they never get well.

The truth is that it's not only your destiny to be healthy all the time, it's also well within your ability. Each of us has a body designed to maintain itself in perfect health.

We've been conditioned to believe that we are constantly at the mercy of germs - bacteria and viruses. Another aspect of the conditioning is fear of the environment.

If you've always just accepted the germ theory of disease, take time to investigate it on your own. If you don't know where to look, let me know.

Here's one quick reference: Dr. Alejandro Junger, M.D.

Some will be surprised to find that there are M.D.s who question the germ theory.

Dr. Junger doesn't get technical about it. Here's what he says on this topic:

Some old ideas have been turned on their heads. For example, one accepted belief is that bacteria and viruses attack you and make you ill. This is like saying the mice and roaches make the trash can full--a crude analogy, but an apt one. The real reason roaches and mice hang out in the trash can is because garbage is there attracting them. Likewise, bacteria and viruses will land and thrive in bodies that are already toxic.

This is from Dr. Junger's book, Clean on page 207.

There's nothing wrong with occasionally consulting a professional, whether an open-minded medical doctor, or an alternative health professional, such as a competent chiropractor.

But relying on anyone outside of yourself for your own health and well-being is a big mistake. You thrive when you know you have the resources within yourself to achieve perfect health.

That knowledge is the source of great self motivation.

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