You Haven't Figured Out How to Get Out of Your Own Way
Whether your chief health complaints are any of the following: digestive issues, hormonal imbalances or reproductive challenges, too much weight, too little weight, acne or other skin issues, hair loss, aches and pains, migraines, fatigue or insomnia, or a specific diagnosis...There are three things you need in order to achieve any lasting or significant improvements:1. You need to know what’s causing the problem.A symptom or a diagnosis is not the same as knowing the root cause. And if we don’t address the underlying imbalances, insufficiencies, and exposures that are causing your persistent symptoms, chronic illness and disease continue to manifest2. You need the right solution to resolve the problem. Magic beans from the internet, something a coworker told you worked for their sister, medications that only mask the symptoms (*though some are lifesaving or necessary to bring you enough relief to function), these are not solutions. They are band-aids, if they work at all, and may even leave you feeling worse than you started.You need a strategy tailored to your unique body, personality, and lifestyle that actually resolves YOUR underlying cause.3. You need to figure out how to get out of your own way.This obstacle is far too often overlooked.Even armed with the full knowledge of what’s causing a problem and what they need to do to fix it, MOST people fail to consistently implement the changes that will bring the results that they so desperately want.Unfortunately, we are usually facing all three of these obstacles at the same time to some degree.But there is usually one prevailing issue.Your biggest health obstacle in 2023 is…You haven’t figured out how to get out of your own way.And you are not alone! In fact, you are in the overwhelming majority.Here is just one example of how prevalent this issue is, even in the most dire of circumstances…1 in 7 seriously at-risk heart patients fail to make changes to their diet, maintain an exercise program or quit smoking even after their doctors tell them they will die if they do not.It’s not because they don’t want to live, they could have no greater incentive, there’s certainly no lack of urgency and it’s not from a lack of willpower. So why, with literally everything on the line, do they fail to make life-saving changes seemingly completely in their control?Because they haven’t been able to address what’s driving the behaviors that are working against their goals.These drivers may include things like societal expectations, pressure from loved ones, a lack of support, and survival mechanisms hardwired in our DNA, that are meant to keep us safe, but actually often put us at significant risk in the context of our modern world.We all have a finite amount of so-called willpower or discipline and relying on these too heavily leads to failure every time.And real life, a.k.a.:*An overwhelming number of obligations*Lack of quality sleep*Nutritional insufficiencies*Persistent symptoms interrupting your day*Beating yourself up for “failing” to be consistent with one size fits all guidelines (that don’t actually work)All of these chip away at the small reserve of willpower we start out with each day.The good news is…You can overcome this obstacle!The simple answer is self-awareness.Although, self-awareness isn't always simple.Just as your physical symptoms come from underlying causes such as imbalances and insufficiencies, our behaviors, particularly those we don’t want, are often rooted in an unconscious belief, reward system, or survival mechanism. These behaviors may have protected you or worked in your favor at one point, and that’s how they became your default setting. But now they are working against you.At the Optimal Health Blueprint, we go beyond the practical tips (of which we have many) based on your individual lifestyle. And use the following combination of resources to identify where you are getting stuck and most importantly, how to get unstuck.Grethen Rubin’s, The Four Tendencies - Learn how you respond to expectations (both internally and from others) and find strategies to set yourself up for success.The Enneagram - This is a personality test that differs from most others because instead of typing you by your behaviors, it types you by your core fears and motivations. Many people share the same negative and positive behaviors but have completely different reasons for doing them.Immunity to Change - Identify which behaviors are working against your goals and pinpoint the fear or motivation behind them. Armed with this insight you will finally have a realistic opportunity for lasting behavioral change and overcoming your health obstacles.All the above resources are books, available to you anywhere books are sold. I highly recommend all of them, not just for improving your health but they are amazing for improving relationships and being more effective in your business or career as well.But, do you have the time or inclination to order, read, learn and implement these strategies on your own?And even if you do, do you know the underlying cause of your persistent symptoms, and do you know what you need to do in order to resolve them? And do you have the support you need when (not if) life throws you a curveball and you need to get back on track?Hi there, I’m Jessie Faber! Functional Health Practitioner, Researcher, Writer, Lifestyle Design Experiment, World Traveler, and Nomad.I overcame years of debilitating chronic illness and made my wildest dreams come true. Now I’m on a mission to bring that same relief and opportunity to others!I created the Optimal Health Blueprint because, after years of literal pain, frustration, disappointment, and over $50k in medical debt, I knew if I was ever going to enjoy my life again, there had to be a better way.The Optimal Health Blueprint is that better way. It could have saved me from so much misery and desperation, from wasting precious time and money, and possibly even from getting sick in the first place.You’ll never solve a puzzle you don’t have all the pieces to.Check out the Optimal Health Blueprint to get customized solutions for your unique body, personality, and lifestyle.