Lessons I Learned From a Blow Out

I was getting my hair cut and colored by my friend Brooke (at Veer&Wander, BTW). I've been going to her since 1999. It was time for the blow out and I told her that I never blow dry my hair. It takes too long. Here is my list of reasons:

  • It takes too long

  • I start seeing patients by 7:45

  • I need to get up early

  • I can never get it as good as she does

She just stared at me. She told me that she could teach me how to do it in 5 minutes. Here's the wisdom I learned and I realized I say the same thing to my patients with regard to doing their 5 minutes of daily exercise. She said, "People want a great result without doing anything extra.They expect these great results but won't put any effort into it." So I said, "Okay." I put my timer on and she proved to me that I could dry my hair in 5 minutes.

We all have 5 minutes! I'm a big believer that it's the cumulative effect of doing something every day that makes us healthy and our bodies feel good.