Common Occurring Things Change How We React To Them

An interesting thought just occurred to me.

I’m right in downtown Downers Grove, and we’re not far away from the train station, the train, we’re also not far away from the fire department.

With that we hear the fire engine, and we hear ambulances going by on Main Street all the time.

Normally, when you hear those things, you think something is going on. It’s a bad emergency.

The problem is when you get those stimuli over and over and over again, you start to kind of drown it out.

When I hear those things, I don’t even think twice because it’s a normal part of the day. You might even hear them while I’m doing this video.

It’s a normal part of the day so I don’t think of it the same way as if I was to only hear it once or twice a month. The same thing happens with people when they’re in pain, right?

When you’re in pain all the time, you don’t identify it the same as if you only had that pain once or twice a day or once or twice a month.

It becomes “normal” to you. That’s part of your normal.

This is part of my normal, hearing these ambulances and sirens going through. It doesn’t mean that it is actually what should be done. I shouldn’t be hearing ambulances if I’m everywhere. Now, while

I’m by a hospital or a fire station, yes, that makes sense.

If I’m out somewhere else, or if I’m eating at a restaurant, if I’m at the grocery store, I shouldn’t be hearing ambulance sirens all the time, right?

The same thing is like you shouldn’t be feeling in pain all the time.

It means that something is going on, so you always want to get to the bottom of it.

Just because it happens a lot and it’s common doesn’t mean it’s the way that it should be.

I think that’s something that we have to kind of wrap our heads around because we do get desensitized to not only the pain but to whatever stimuli is there so keep that in mind.

If you’re having pain and you have it all the time, don’t get desensitized to it because we want it to go away.

That’s one of the things that’s so interesting when people start treatment here, they’ve been in pain for a long time.

They’ve been moving differently, or they have all these different muscles spasms and tightness.

Then, all of a sudden, when they rapidly start to change, improve, change their biomechanics movement patterns, they can’t even remember why they thought it was normal before.

Always look at things and say, is this really how it should be, or am I just being desensitized to it?