In the last few weeks I can’t count the amount of people in person and in social media who have told me or said ‘I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin’.

After being in the health and fitness industry for over 11 years, this trend isn’t unusual for this time of year. The days are starting to get warmer, daylight saving has just begun and people are starting to switch from thinking about winter to summer clothing.

But I think it goes deeper than what I hear people saying on the surface.

‘I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin’ often comes from a place where the energy inside you is feeling restless and looking for something else. That the body is preparing for change on a mental AND cellular level.

There are 4 elements – as I have learnt through the Chek Institute and its founder Paul Chek – that help create a healthy balance. Dr Diet, Dr Quiet, Dr Movement and Dr Happiness.

Each of these four doctors need to be met each day to create a healthy balanced life.


More often than not we will focus on one of these four doctors and neglect the other three. We will focus on Dr Diet but not acknowledge or even know our Dr Happiness.

What makes you happy? What would you be doing if money was no object and you had the choice to spend your days doing exactly as you wanted?

Some people will say that money will never be ‘no object’, so take a portion of what your Dr Happiness would look like and inject it into an element of each day.

I would happily spend much of my time reading, and learning, so I set aside time each day to read. Not the whole day as I would love to, but an element of that so that my Dr Happiness is met.

Imagine the elements of the four doctors as a four pronged see-saw. It can tip and cope with some imbalance but if you have your focus on one area, the see-saw won’t move around.

The same is the case when it comes to your health. It’s really important to not give all of your energy to one area at the expense of the other three. Don’t get so focused on your Dr Diet, that you neglect your Dr Quiet.


Recognize that the feeling of not feeling comfortable in your own skin is a sign that something is out of balance.

See you in the gym


Tanya Carroll

Livestrong Primal Fitness

Reference: The Last Four Doctors You will Ever Need – Paul Chek


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