How many of us may start off with good intentions without turning what we do into an obsession?
For example those with a sweet tooth who may deprive themselves of having one piece of chocolate because they don’t trust themselves not to eat the whole bar. Obsessions may be applied to most scenarios.
It is important to 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 is important to let muscles rest between gym sessions. Too many sessions in the gym may lead to tendon and muscle damage. Excessive exercise may 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.
We can enjoy something without it turning into an obsession. The key to everything is moderation.