Do you find yourself living a life that feels lethargic, isolated, or unhealthy? If you do, you’re not alone. In today’s hectic world of modern technology, the age of social media, and the ever-present smartphone, it’s easier than ever to get thrown off track.
One of the greatest joys of life is to lead an inspired life. A life where you feel as if you have a purpose, or a reason for waking up every morning. But in order to feel inspired, you also have to physically feel good. And this is where the positive impact of Functional Medicine can play a pivotal role in both your mood, but also your physical wellbeing.
Over the decades (and even centuries) there have been many brilliant minds who’ve shared their personal insights and wisdom when it comes to living an inspired life. Luckily for us, they’ve shared their insights in very short and powerful quotes that are jam-packed with useful knowledge. =)
Below I’ll share three of my favorite quotes that can be directly applied to your life to not only help you become more inspired, but to also help motivate you to lead a healthier life as well.
“The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you could sum up the running theme of Functional Medicine in 5 simple words, this would be it. The ultimate wealth in life isn’t a stuffed bank account or a myriad of physical possessions. None of these things matter if you don’t have your health. When you have good health, not only is anything possible, but the level of joy and contentment you’ll get out of your life experiences will be exponential.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
This quote not only applies to the way you live your life, but also how you approach your health. If you want to live a long life surrounded by the ones you love, to take future vacations, or to simply watch your grandkids grow and thrive, then focusing on good health habits now is essential. Even making a few small changes can go a long way towards your future health. These changes can include cutting out sugary soda, walking a mile a day, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, etc.
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
The reason why many people don’t quit a bad habit, eat healthier, or do something else they know is good for them is because they look too far ahead. If you only look at the end result you desire, it can seem impossible to achieve. But if you break down any goal into “tiny steps” (and do your best with each step), then doing great things becomes a whole lot easier. And when you can tap into your brain’s love for routine and curiosity, positive changes will happen even faster.
Be sure to print out the three timeless quotes I’ve shared with you above. Think about how you can apply them into your own life to improve your mental and physical health. I think you’ll soon discover that when you do, you’ll not only become more inspired to live a healthier life, but a lot of other good things will begin to unfold as well.
And last but not least, if you’d like to dive even deeper into Functional Medicine and find out how we can help you in a more personalized way, then this page is a great place to start.
Dr. Douglas J. Pucci, Founder, Get Well Now, is a functional medicine pioneer and Bergen County’s Face of Functional Medicine. He was honored to receive both The Best Of 2020 Awards for Functional Medicine in Oradell, NJ, and entry into Trademark Publications’ 2020 Who’s Who Directory, Honors Edition.