“A thoroughly good relationship with ourselves results in being still, which doesn’t mean we don’t run and jump and dance about. It means there’s no compulsiveness. We don’t overwork, overeat, oversmoke, overseduce. In short, we begin to stop causing harm.”
~ Pema Chodron
Think of your good health as a temporary state that you need to work to maintain. Everything you do each day; every decision you make to skip exercise, eat poorly and abuse your physical body through smoking, high stress, or not enough rest moves you further and further out of health.
Overindulgence with anything will eventually take its toll on your body, it’s true. Even still, I don’t think the move back to health necessitates a total overhaul of anything enjoyable or fun. Let’s be reasonable.
So, how about this everything in moderation idea? Eat a little less of your favorite unhealthy foods. Move a little bit more during the day. Work shorter hours a few days of the week. Get to bed a bit earlier on those days too. Have your fun for sure, but balance it with the right amount of health and restoration. Stop causing harm.
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Michelle Cederberg, CSP (Canada’s Newest Certified Speaking Professional)
MKin, BA Psyc, CEP
Helping people with full schedules and a long list of responsibilities maximize their personal energy.
Speaker, Consultant, Co-Active Coach, Author