Maybe you ate way too much on Thanksgiving (and the day after Thanksgiving and the day after that). Maybe you haven’t been keeping track of your symptoms and have been experiencing flare-ups. Maybe you had to cancel an IV treatment and have since been putting off rescheduling because you’re too busy during the holiday season.
Whatever the case, you don’t have to accept that a setback is your new state of normal. Read on for our strategies to get back on track so you can feel your best again.
#1: Assess What Went Wrong
The first step toward getting back on track is identifying where and why you went off track. Perhaps there was a special circumstance that threw you for a loop. An unexpected event, a holiday, or even something as out of your control as traffic jam on your way to an appointment can be enough to throw you off.
Identifying the problem allows you to analyze if it was a one-time occurrence or if the problem is recurring and in need of a permanent solution.
#2: Start Tracking Your Data
If you’ve identified where you went off course, the next step is figuring out what’s keeping you off course, and that means tracking your data. Whether you use a paper notebook or an app to track your diet, symptoms, medications and other pertinent data, make a commitment to yourself to stick to it for at least one week. (After that week, we bet you’ll see the benefit and want to keep doing it.)
Use the data you collect to analyze how and why you’re still being thrown off course. Sometimes it’s as simple as recommitting to a habit or making a phone call to schedule an appointment. Other times it may require a more significant overhaul, like getting rid of food in your house that causes flare-ups or signing up for a yoga class if you need extra motivation to work out.
#3: Let Go of the Emotional Baggage
This is probably the hardest step but perhaps one of the most important to getting back on track. It’s easy to beat yourself up if you’ve gotten and stayed off track, but berating yourself only makes you feel worse and makes you less likely to correct course.
Try talking to yourself like you would talk to a friend who’s struggling. When you feel yourself getting negative, reframe what you’re saying in a positive, encouraging manner. Forgive yourself for getting off track, and let go of any guilt holding you back.
Get Back on Track at IVX Health
If IV infusions are a part of your health plan, then give yourself a break and schedule your next appointment at IVX Health. At IVX Health, you can enjoy both the warmth of a spa and the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the best of all worlds and a great way to get both your physical and emotional health back on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations.
If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.