What is “normal” ?

What is “normal” when it comes to health?

I think we can all agree that the answer is different for everybody.

But one trend I do notice is people’s tendency to settle for their “normal” instead of optimal.

I, for example, find it “normal” to be bloated after eating.

Other people find it “normal” to have headaches everyday.

Mood swings.

Acne Breakouts.





Is it really normal though? Or is it something we call normal because we are so used to dealing with it?

We call it normal because we deal with it every day.

You know what I think? I think we need to set a higher standard for ourselves, and stop settling for our “normal”.

I don’t need to be bloated after I eat. Even just saying that brings me so much joy! I am currently working on this using various techniques and I am slowly, but surely, getting better.

What would be you at your best? What symptoms have you been dealing with everyday that have become your “normal” ?



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4 thoughts on “What is “normal” ?

  1. It’s scary the things that are normal to, and yet totally bizarre for others! My “normal ” is migraines & I’m currently in the process of figuring out my triggers. So far i have found that getting enough sleep & magnesium help me. But I definitely am still figuring it out :))

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