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Self-Mastery

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ˆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ˆ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค?
In recent months, I have enjoyed too many Dutch desserts (toetjes).
Subsequently, my waistline has expanded a little, by 5 kiloโ€™s or 11 pounds.
Yesterday, Iโ€™d eaten healthily and had some exercise too โ€“ I was pleased with my progress.
By 8.00pm, my thinking had slowed down, I was starting to relax.
Then it happened!
๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’…๐’Š๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’Š๐’…๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ?
I had a craving for something sweet!!!
Do you know that feeling?
I walked in and out of the kitchen a few times.
Iโ€™d already had a few pieces of fruit through the day, blueberries, an apple, an orangeโ€ฆ.
Some raisins perhaps?
Iโ€™d had enough fruit.
Then I spotted a chocolate Toblerone bar.
I walked back out of the kitchen.
Luckily Monic was there.
I confessed my thoughts โ€“ she said, โ€œYou can do this!โ€
I know I didnโ€™t need it, but I wanted it!
Donโ€™t you?
Then it struck me.
I knew that 30 minutes later Iโ€™d regret eating the Toblerone, and it wasnโ€™t worth the five minutes of enjoyment!
A few minutes later, some visitors arrived. After a pleasant short visit, they departed with every piece of chocolate we had in the house – including the Toblerone!
Through a little willpower, self-mastery and a great deal of help from Monic, I realised that present pleasure is nice, but the joys of overcoming, are a much more meaningful reward!
Be ever mindful of your downtime โ€“ thoughts come that you may regret!
Rather choose to apply the principles of self-mastery and discipline. A little help from a trusted friend never goes amiss too!
๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค?