I went to get an adjustment at my chiropractor the other day and discovered an added benefit that I had forgotten. It was something that I used to do on my own, but just stopped doing.


Any time my chiropractor adjusts my atlas or axis (bones at the top of your vertebrae), he has you go rest for 10-15 minutes and then rechecks you to make sure you are holding your adjustment. The 10-15 minutes were amazing.


Don't get me wrong, I am a big believer in chiropractic adjustments. I feel and perform so much better when I am in alignment. But I got a much needed bonus during the rest time.


It was 10 minutes of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing. When was the last time you did that?


You are probably like me and almost every minute of your day is spent doing something. Even when I do have a spare second, I tend to get on my phone or find some other distraction.


The combination of the adjustment and that 10 minutes to decompress was amazing. My stress levels went way down, my thoughts were crystal clear, and I was able to tackle my day like a champ afterwards.


I'm betting you have 10 minutes somewhere in your day. Try it out this week. Find 10 minutes to just relax and think.


I'm going to make this a part of my daily routine like I used to. The simple habits are the easiest to let slip, but can be the most effective ones.