• Eric Petermann

Fixed vs Fixing - Same Meaning but a Very Different Action

Updated: Feb 19




FIXED VS FIXING


Same word, same meaning but a very different action. Fixed is a one and done mind set whereas fixing is an ongoing mindset. I think we all know by now the mindset I have for my patient’s health is that you have to work at it but also to keep working at it. If you haven't heard me say this at least once, then we haven't had a long relationship and here it goes. "If you don't use it you will lose it". This applies too many aspect of our lives, mental, physical and spiritual.


THE FIXED APPROACH

With the fixed approach and mindset to health we typically have framed it in a 911/emergency response. We wait for the symptoms to appear, treat the symptom and when the symptoms are gone, we are done, "FIXED". This approach to our health has been modeled by many aspects of our society and not much is done or said to show us a different agenda or approach to our health.


THE FIXING APPROACH

Fixing is an ongoing approach similar to how we should be taking care of our own health. We need to be proactive and reactive about our health.


When you are reactive, you start addressing the situation in a deficit or if you to choose to be proactive you will often set yourself to be ahead of the situation. By being ahead of the situation (health) you will often eliminate or minimize those health crises that can really have an impact on our quality of life.

Why do we fall into this trap of reacting and not taking the time to prevent? The answer is quite simple and plagues our society regarding our health.

IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT!


We have been allowed to think that the absence of symptoms means everything is good to go and all too often, that is not the case. In my last blog I talked about maintenance and how we often maintain our cars health better than our own in the aspect of prevention. It’s a mindset that we need to embrace if we want to improve the quality of life, fixing. That means investing in your health on a daily basis and not just reacting to health crisis. Both mindsets are painful but like mom said...

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A POUND OF CURE


If you want better health, then you need to be proactive and not reactive. More on what that looks like in a latter blog but for now live your best life.


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