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The Over/Under of Summer

It’s still summer people. That means your kids are still home from school. Some kids have already started their Fall Sport workout routine or have started practices.

Yikes – I said – that word – ROUTINE.

Even though the summer is still sizzling with trips and vacations, and I am going to squeeze every last sunset out of it, you can tend to feel like you are in somewhat of a funk…

Overcommitted, underappreciated.

Overworked, under-rested.

Overwhelmed, underwhelmed, and just plain dreading the start of school again.

No one loves summer more than me – but I am, at times, exhausted. Even after a family vacation (which is really just the same mom stuff in a different location!).

This may sound strange, but bear with me for a moment…

Last week, I was unexpectedly afforded the opportunity to take my soon to be freshman-in-college daughter to an event and I wasn’t too keen on going. It was far, unfamiliar, etc. Nonetheless, we hopped in the car to someplace new, and I must say, it was quite refreshing. Who cares you might say? But it did a world of good for both of us for many reasons. New vibe, new sights, new activities. It was awesome.

My point and my advice? Whatever your reason might be, CHANGE IT UP AND CHANGE YOUR SCENERY every once in a while. Get out of your funk. Get rid of the Over/Under feeling. And this just doesn’t apply to vacation and not just during the summer. Go see something new. Go visit someplace new. Walk the dog in a new park. Take a new way to work. Shop in a different store. Do it with family, friends or alone.

The smallest things sometimes have the greatest impact.

Like Ferris Bueller said (wow in 1986!!!) “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Enjoy Life, enjoy summer.

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Justin Rabinowitz

Dr. Justin Rabinowitz is one of New Jersey’s Leading Chiropractors and Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

Dr. Justin graduated with his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in 2012 and received his designation at a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist soon after. Upon graduation, Dr. Justin worked in a private practice until opening his own private practice in 2015.

Dr. Justin has worked with high level athletes in many settings including Rutgers University and CrossFit Regional Games. During his time in private practice, he has focused on caring for patients from professional athletes all the way to Fit Moms and Dads.

Dr. Justin is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing tennis and weight training.