In today’s hyperconnected world, it’s easy to live out of balance. You can easily work, play, spend, exercise, or eat too much. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it could be that focusing on a life of moderation will help.
The Philosophy of Moderation is found in nearly all religious traditions and provides us with good guidelines on how to find a health center in our activities. While some practices recommend asceticism, many others encourage us to celebrate and enjoy the good things in life without wallowing in them. You may like donuts and potato chips, but they make a terrible diet if you want to live a healthy life. A celebratory drink of champagne is a great way to cap off your birthday dinner, but Simone Samuels says that by reducing the number of times you pop the cork, you can create a frame around the party and remember the details in the future.
Everyone’s life can get out of balance. You may be working too much, eating poorly, or exercising to the point of injury. Any activity can feel like it’s taking over your life and making you unwell. According to Transformations Treatment Center, drug and alcohol abuse often make someone more susceptible to a variety of diseases, including cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, and pancreatitis. It could result in you needing to receive alcohol withdrawal treatment. Without assistance, this process can be dangerous and may put your life in jeopardy.
Simple pleasures are just as important as big celebrations and can often do more for your spirit. Dig into the world around you by celebrating the people and things you currently have in your life. Rather than worrying about finding happiness in every second of your life, seek contentment and growth. Be ready to make mistakes, try new things, and build new skills. Discomfort can be wonderful if it brings you toward a goal that’s important to you.
Moderation isn’t the same as pleasure-seeking. Living moderately is about staying aware of the good things in your life, paying attention to your thoughts and goals, and striving to improve aspects of your life that matter to you. Make time for fun and joy in whatever way it matters to you.
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This program has helped give me a renewed peace and perspective on fitness and nutrition. I was one who struggled with an “all or nothing” approach, and through this program I was able to learn that I was lacking God in that area of my life. The program taught me that God does want me to be healthy and whole. Putting God first didn’t mean abandoning my health and fitness. I have made some great new friends, I am stronger, have more energy and endurance, and I have a healthier relationship with both food and my workouts. I highly recommend this!-Theresa