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Moderation in All Things


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spark Coach assignment: Journal or blog about an area of your lifestyle that needs moderation. What can you do to change your attitude--and future outcomes?

I could be in total denial here, but I believe I live a life of moderation. I don't tend to go to extremes (at either end) in any area that I can think of.

I try to monitor this because I have an addictive personality, and it is SO easy for me to become obsessed with an action, activity, thing, person, whatever--to the point that it's all I think about. I've worked too hard to overcome this tendency and stay on top of it so I can keep it in check.

Right now the only thing that is out of balance in my life is my sleep! Well, I still get 7 - 8 hours of sleep per night but that's because I go to bed at 2 am and get up at 9 or 10 am. This has only happened since the layoff and then subsequent retirement, but I'd like it better if I could become a "get up at 5 am" person, do my Bible study/devotions, workout, eat breakfast and then face my day. Of course, then, I'd have to go to bed by 9 PM...and I just don't see that happening.

So for now I'm thankful for a moderate life with no pesky little addictions raising their ugly heads.

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CARRAND 2/23/2013 8:50PM

    Maybe you could roll back your bed time an hour every week to get you where you want to be. But if you don't mind sleeping until 10, and can do that, there isn't a problem. I feel like I lead a pretty moderate life, but my husband thinks I don't know how to relax. I do keep pretty busy, even though I'm retired. I can't sit and read for hours like he does. That's just not me.

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JAXMOMMY 2/20/2013 5:14PM

    Yay You! I fight addictions too and still haven't mastered all of them. I am easily obsessed and never considered it to be a result of an addictive personality. so, I thank you for that perspective and a new way to look at my obsessions with exercise, with other certain things and with my guilt issues. Thanks for sharing! You opened my eyes!

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CAROL494 2/19/2013 7:12PM

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