German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) once said; “Life swings like a pendulum, backward and forward between pain and boredom.” I’m sure he was a fun guy to be around.
While that is not exactly my experience of life, I do have a familiar pendulum swing that I’m working on trying to tame. Mine swings between VERY HEALTHY and NOT VERY HEALTHY. In fact, I’ve been having a shocker of late.
Two months ago, I was feeling high on life, healthy, light both energetically and physically and in tune with my body’s needs. Now, after partying across New York recently like it was 1999 – yeeha! – I’ve struggled to rein it in and get back to a healthy routine.
For the past six weeks my coffee, wine and food addictions have all been out in full force… and yes, my health is now suffering because of it. It really does suck that all these things are:
a) so enjoyable at the time, and; b) have such disastrous health side effects
It sux even more to be reminded of research highlighting good health as the number one factor influencing our happiness. (Read more about that here.) What I know for sure is that not only has my happiometer been down of late, but my willingness to play full tilt at life has been waning as well.
To read more of Eloise’s journey with us on our Spring Cleanse, click here.