These days, there is a lot of focus on independence. An attitude of ‘If you want something done well, do it yourself.’ While this is admirable, is it always healthy?

The internet provides a lot of information – we do our best to offer you the best information we can here on this blog – however it can sometimes be overwhelming and contradictory.

Lifestyle blogs are packed with picture perfect homes and even more picture perfect children, not to mention long lists of things to do and be and achieve. While it can be enjoyable to dip in and out, it can be overwhelming to see other people living an apparently ‘perfect’ life. You start taking more on in order to compete – but keeping up with the Jones’s is just stressful! When it comes to lifestyle blogs and magazines remember this – people choose what they post. You only have to clean one corner of your home to get the perfect shot.

Also remember that support is necessary for achievement. You cannot do everything yourself. If you are a working parent you know that in order to have a career you have to have childcare in place. Support allows you to do more of the things you love, the things that make you happy – so asking for help is a sign of strength, rather than weakness.

When it comes to your health, asking for help is even more essential. While it can seem easier in our busy schedules to do a quick internet search of our symptoms, this is no substitute for an appointment with a trained and skilled professional. As with everything, in order to be happy and fulfilled, you cannot simply live with pain.

Book an appointment for treatment to deal with any discomfort you may have been living with for a while.