Have you ever been told something you enjoy isn’t healthy?
Hamburgers, french fries, dessert, and television come to mind. We know it’s unhealthy to overindulge on fatty foods and binge-watch TV shows. We know this because it makes us sick. But denying ourselves things we enjoy in life can be unhealthy too.
So, how do we strike a balance?
The real question you may be asking: Is it possible to enjoy a healthy life AND indulge from time to time? The answer is yes, and if you think about your life for a minute, you’ll realize that it’s actually quite simple.
Challenge yourself to cherish each moment.
Smaller bites, longer chews. What do we mean by that? Before each bite, and with each breath, take a moment to ask yourself: Am I enjoying this? Is this fulfilling a need? Is this making me feel alive? You may start to realize that when you have too much of a good thing, it doesn’t feel so good anymore. Variety is the spice of life. They call it the pursuit of happiness for a reason. It requires paying attention to and prioritizing the things that enable you to thrive.
And the trick is, the happier you are, the healthier you’ll be.
Talk to your Health Advisor for strategies on how you can be more intentional and to learn how to cherish each moment. The whole point of getting healthy is to improve your quality of life!