Now, don’t get us wrong: life should be enjoyed. But it’s always worth remembering that humans were never supposed to have everything that they wanted. We can’t be trusted to stop when we’ve had our fill! While most of our indulgences are harmless, sometimes they can have a negative effect on our health. There’s a reason why many of the famous thinkers in history have promoted living a life of moderation! Below, we take a look at some of the things that all of us pursue, but which might end up causing us problems if we’re not careful.
Eating Too Well
How nice would it be to be a millionaire, and have your own chef? You’d be eating three delicious, hearty meals a day. Though, having said that, it’s not that we need to be a millionaire to eat well, not these days. It’s more likely that you’ll die from overeating than undereating. That’s something to be celebrated, but also comes with a warning. There’s a long list of health problems attached to eating too much food. So learn to regulate your portion sizes and the types of food you’re eating.
Soaking Up the Rays
Wouldn’t it be nice to spend long days reading on the beach? Or we don’t have to even go that far. Wouldn’t it be nice just to be in the sunshine, doing anything so long as we’re topping up our tan? Well yes, but like most things, only if we’re taking proper precautions. There are more people than ever who are requiring testing for melanoma because they’ve spent so much time in the sunshine. If you are going to relax and work on getting that bronzed look, then make sure you’re doing so safely.
Spend, Spend, Spend
The high life involves being able to buy whatever you want, whenever you want it. It’s a costly lifestyle. But here’s the thing: study after study has shown that material items don’t improve our levels of happiness. If anything, they have a detrimental impact. But that assumes that you already have the money to buy what you want. If you don’t, you might have to commit to many years of training and professional growth before you can acquire the lifestyle that you want. If you have an inherent interest in your work, then there’s no problem. If you’re doing it just for the money, then you might one day find that the things your work enabled you to buy wasn’t worth the time. Mental health issues are on the rise for a reason!
We all strive to have more comfort in our life, but comfort is not necessarily something to aspire to. It’s much more comfortable to lie on the couch than visit the gym, but we all know which one would be better for our health. So don’t just take the easiest option, because it’ll be a false friend. Sometimes you need to do things that don’t always feel great in order to be your healthiest self!