Complacency Vs. Urgency, Part 2: Urgency - Choosing Your Options Daily

What is urgency? Urgency is knowing something and doing something about it with a certain amount of time, attention and effort. Understanding that you can create positive change with the <situation, day, health problem> now, and that if not now, when?

Let’s take one’s health for example. Person A has seemingly great health, never thinks about their health, and goes on each day feeling fine enough, not really taking any healthy action step to keep the good things going. Until one day he wakes up and health doesn’t seem to be there anymore, and thus starts an avalanche of problems, dysfunction and diagnoses that have been building over time. He was complacent, not really recognizing or respecting his health, that can flit away if not properly cared for.

Person B has seemingly great health, and knows that health cannot be taken for granted. She treats her health with great care, constantly pursuing the knowledge of how to take care of her health and actively works daily to maintain a semblance of health to live out each day – knowing that health doesn’t just “happen” but poor health does. And ultimately that life is more fun to live when health accompanies the day to day routines.

Does Person B ever get sick? Not often, but sometimes, and when she does, she handles it via natures incredibly smart tactics, so that she can return to health as quickly as possible. She is urgent in keeping healthy against sickness, but when sickness hits she is urgent in not letting it linger long. (Sickness may be substitute for: injury, chronic fear, weakness, stiffness, soreness, any diagnosis, etc. you get the idea I hope)

Does Person B ever get a deadly diagnosis? Perhaps. But less likely when you play by the rules of health. And you certainly can’t live your life wondering what you’re going to die from. The circle of life guarantees that we will all die, isn’t the real idea of health to take the time before that guaranteed expiration date as productive time where we can accomplish and do the things one loves, not in pain, dysfunction or disease?

That’s the urgency we are seeking. Or should be seeking. Don’t be complacent with your health, accepting that what happens to you happens and there is nothing NOW that you can do. Be urgent that your health is not to be taken for granted, and while death cannot be avoided, you don’t have to die sooner than your death – you can live and live WELL with a sense of urgency, effort, and love towards your brain, nervous system, spine, and wellbeing.

Death is inevitable, but the quality of life before dying, that is something to live for.

Written by Anna Martin

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