What's that one thing you've given up on this year? It may be permanent or temporary, but that decision may have an impact on your life.
A vice, a bad habit, or a faulty diet; these are the things we hope to change. And when we start to embrace a new life without much attachment to things we used to do, then we're setting ourselves for freedom.
Setting a resolution usually starts at the beginning of the year. But what happens when suddenly we decide in the middle of the year?
In May of this year, I decided to stop drinking coffee. This is for health reasons, to limit sugar consumption. As we age, our blood sugar levels may increase due to dietary choices and other factors. Thus, we suffer in the long run.
In five months time, I limit my sugar intake. I didn't drink coffee and soft drinks which I used to have a huge consumption for several years. And this dietary lifestyle change is a commitment to a healthier body.
After five months, I started to drink coffee and soda again, but I didn't have cravings for a larger amount. I still have to limit my sugar consumption to maintain an ideal blood sugar level.
Before, I can't function physically and mentally well without a cup of coffee. It helps me stay awake and more energetic. But there's a downside in everything too much. And so, I have to cut it before its irreversible effect happens.
Forming a habit couldn't be easier without the will and knowing its purpose. For me, I had to sacrifice my craving for health. Lifestyle disease like diabetes is something that can ruin our life and better functioning, and so there's a limit for everything.
When we have a healthy physical body, we can also have a healthy mind. We can achieve freedom from diseases and illnesses brought by our bad habits and choices. Yes, we only live once. And so, we also take the chance to live it well and to be well.
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