I often tell my clients:
You can’t work too much
You can’t sleep too much
You can’t vacation too much
You can’t exercise too much
Because if you do any of these in excess, you could get yourself into trouble. Mary Margaret Funk reminds us that the Ancients used to say “Excesses Meet.” I believe in teaching people to balance their lives as well. “Excess, whether too much or too little is indicative of a person out of control,” says Funk. In regards to food, to eat in excess without thinking about how the body is being harmed is just as bad as starving yourself to lose weight. It is out of control thinking. We must be controlled thinkers. This is why I named my business and blog, The Food Thinkery, because these days many people are not thinking for themselves. They believe everything the “experts” say in print or on the news. I encourage you, to think for yourselves. Don’t believe everything I say either. Think it over!
Uncontrolled thinking starts in your mind. In the book of James, he says, “But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown, gives birth to death”.
We must stop our thoughts before we make a plan or start rationalizing and then act on them.
1. Beware of your thoughts.
2. Scriptures and sayings can be memorized in times of trial to stop thoughts.
3. Plans and strategies have to be in place for those trying times.
3. Practice, practice! Be a good role model for your children and others.