How can we find a healthy balance? In a Film Daily article by Samantha Williams (“Healthy Celebrations: Striking a Balance between Indulgence and Wellness”), the author discussed how to be mindful and still savor a celebration. Two of her points resonated with me:
“Set Realistic Expectations: Understand that celebrations are exceptions, not the norm. Don’t expect to maintain your usual dietary and fitness routines during every celebration. Instead, aim for balance over time.
“Focus on Social Connection: Celebrations are about connecting with others and making memories. Shift your focus from food to the people and experiences around you.”
By eating mindfully, a balance between indulgence and wellness can be achieved, ridding us of celebration guilt.
I’ve read that health is an investment, not an expense. The Roman poet Virgil said, “The greatest wealth is health.” And I agree.