How many of us start off with good intentions without turning what we do into an obsession?
For example, people with a sweet tooth that deprive themselves of having one piece of chocolate because they don’t trust themselves not to eat the whole bar. Then there’s the gym. Obsessions sadly can be applied to most scenarios.
I believe it’s important we find a balance between depriving ourselves and working something to excess. Everything that is done in excess, is unhealthy for us emotionally, physically and psychologically. Another example is the gym.
It’s important we let the muscles rest between gym sessions. Too many sessions in the gym can also lead to tendon and muscle damage. Excessive exercise can lead to Osteoporosis. It may also weaken the immune system, because we’re not allowing the body to rest.
Although we don’t always class things we do as addictive, without realising those things can and do become addictive. Perhaps this is something we must think about.
There is no reason why we cannot enjoy something without it turning into an obsession. The key is moderation.