“I never lose. I either win or learn.” — Nelson Mandela

Are you stuck in a rut of physical, emotional and chemical stress that’s lowering your quality of life? Failure is a part of life, but what if we look at failure as an opportunity to learn from our current conditions?

For example, life can be hard and due to the daily demands and stress we live with, it can take us right out of our routines of taking care of ourselves. So much so, that you can wind up with friendly reminders of a lack of proper function and wellbeing. When this happens, it’s important to look at words of wisdom from the great minds and leaders from both past and present to help us grow from the opportunity.

We can either look at ourselves like we are failing, or we can wake up and learn from what’s not working and find small adjustments in our daily choices to help us improve. These small adjustments to get stronger and more whole can be looked at as a form of self-improvement.

Self-improvement can benefit not only yourself, but also the family and friends you surround yourself with can receive value from you choosing to enhance your quality of life. When you raise the standards to your quality of life, those closest to you are influenced through your ability to be a better person because of your balanced state of being.

Here are three simple signs that self-improvement could be a step in the right direction:

1. Lack of restful sleep or energy.

2. Lack of calmness or patience.

3. Lack of focus or centeredness.

Take a self-analysis and ask yourself how well you are sleeping, how much energy you hold throughout the day, how calm and patient you are with friends and family, and how much focus and and centeredness you have. Better yet, ask someone close to you who will give you the true answers to those questions.

Energy, patience and centeredness are just a few areas in your life that might indicate adjustments to your wellbeing habits are needed. As a reminder, choosing to regard our body with attention and investing into our wellbeing even if symptoms or pain are not present is in our best interest. As defined by World Health Organization (WHO), health is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Learn from your stress. Learn to find ways to adapt to it rather than compensate for it. If you’re stuck in a low quality state or know of a friend or family member who is compensating with a lack of energy, patience and centeredness, introduce them to the potential benefits regular chiropractic can produce.

Schedule your first visit to consult with a chiropractor to help answer any question you have about the potential benefits that can be found within the chiropractic adjustment.