Indulgence. This is something I've been paying a lot of attention to lately. Actually, it's more like the lack of indulgence that has had my focus. As in: Why do we spend so much energy and time on preventing ourselves from having or doing what we want in life?
An intervention is a cry for reinvention. And a reinvention requires a significant self-intervention!
This is so similar to the work we do when we're trying to reinvent our lives. This notion of self-intervention requires taking stock of the present and assessing the future.
Even though some expert gave you "permission" to eat a limited amount of a favorite food like chocolate, these subtle messages feed unconscious feelings of judgment and deprivation that may lead to paradoxical overeating.
Are you feeling content and grateful, but wish there was more going on in your life? Are you feeling fulfilled? Is there a stirring inside you to get excited about something, but you just can't put your finger on what would scratch that itch?
When was the last time you gathered a group of your various close friends together? Just stopped the madness and everyday stuff and took a step back to enjoy the people in your life that you forget to make time for so you can rekindle that spark, a conversation, the interest and the escape.
How do you plan to approach the New Year? With all the good intentions of reinventing some part of your life and a huge commitment that in the back of your mind you just know you'll have a hard time sticking with?
The holiday season is a time for indulgence, and that's a good thing. The trick is figuring out what exactly to indulge in. This will ensure your indulgences are worthwhile and will help you balance out the rest of the year.