Can You Ever Have Enough?
I ate way too much at Thanksgiving dinner. I fought through the mild uncomfortableness and filled my plate a second time. I asked myself, “Why do we feel that it is important to overindulge on the abundance of unnecessary everything?” And then I went and piled on too much dessert.
We tend to overdo it on too many things. We work too hard to save for the next must-have, quickly forgotten tool, toy, or treasure. We tend to trade off what is truly important for an unrealistic and unreachable attempt at satisfaction. When I need the next new anything, I swap off everything, just to be reminded that there is still more to have.
It’s not all our fault; we have been brainwashed over time to always want more. But maybe now, once we realize this, we can make our goal, ENOUGH, instead of MORE THAN I NEED.
How do we stop believing the lie of possible perfection. How do we learn to appreciate what we have and to understand that more, more, more is not the path to happiness.
Let’s look at the WHY of More than Enough
B - Balance versus Binging
A - Ashamed and Anxious
C - Chemical to Contentment
O - Overindulge because of Others
N – Negligible Need
Before indulging, ask yourself, is it…
B – Beneficial
A – An Answer
C – Comforting
O – Opportune
N – Necessary
Mindfulness is the fix. Learn to stop when it feels good, and ask yourself, “What am I willing to trade and what do I expect to get?”
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