As I pull into the parking lot at the gym the cold water is rushing to my head. I am experiencing my daily dose of an anxiety attack and this time the portion size is very large.
As I get out of the car it is difficult to move but I know from experience that I need to get going and it will help, even a little.
Yes, I do still deal with anxiety and depression every day and it is not easy at times. However, it brings me to an important toxin in life. It is the toxin of excess.
I bet you are wondering how this can be a lesson on conquering the toxin of excess after staggering around my gym parking lot with an anxiety attack.
How many times have we heard about no matter how bad we have it, someone has it worse. It is often true, but very hard to keep in mind when we are filled with toxins. As the anxiety attack hit me, I could have been thinking of the many people who physically cannot make it to the gym each day. While, I still can regardless of anxiety.
Another choice to be made when we are hit with a toxin as I was on this day is to push harder to overcome it. We need to strive for that hunger that drives us to those things we need in our life.
It seems as if I am making contradictory statements about how best to handle the toxin of excess. However, this time the answer is in the confusion!
To effectively handle the toxin of excess in our life we must have the same approach as when we sit down for a nice meal.
When we are having our favorite dinner we should immediately develop a balanced mindset that has us in a state of deep appreciation for what we have, to enjoy it without taking it for granted, but to always leave the table a little hungry.
That said, there is not much more for me to say or I risk going to the excess for this post!
Sustained satisfaction in life comes from a blend of feeling totally satisfied and appreciative for all we have but remaining hungry enough to come back the next day and find more fulfillment
This 8-week journey may have come to an end, but the subject of knocking out toxins is an ongoing process for those who love life and all it has to offer.
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