I always say, “Too much of a good thing is not such a good thing.” Living life in moderation doesn’t mean you give up those things that are enjoyable. It means that you don’t go overboard! For example, if you want chocolate then have one small piece and don’t just shove the whole thing in your mouth in one bite. Take small bites and really savor the flavor and enjoy the experience of the chocolate.
One of the main lessons I have learned in the second act of my life is if you really want something, you have to do the work. I had lost over 180 pounds after my stomach surgery but it didn’t just come off, I had to do the work. That means eating healthy food at home, exercise regularly, and drinking lots of water everyday.
To have a successful marriage, you have to do the work. Making time for one another and creating rituals that bond you closer together. Really taking an interest in those things that your spouse is passionate about. If you have small children, it’s so easy to just get so caught up in the daily chaos of living. You forget about the individual that you and your husband are and take each other for granted. It’s so important to have a date night every once in a while and truly spend time alone together. It helps you remember why you married this person to begin with and why you love them so much.
Drinking beer or wine in moderation according to some studies can be a good thing. Keeping in mind those studies warn that only one a day is recommended not 5 or 6! And drinking 3 cups of coffee a day is said to be helpful in warding off type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia. All I know is I will continue having my daily cups of coffee and the occasional bottle of beer or glass of wine without too much concern.
Living Life in Moderation is really having bit of a good thing everyday!