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In Moderation: Enjoying Life’s Pleasures Without Going Over The Top

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The modern world is filled with things that can make you happy. From curling up with your favorite TV show to having drinks with friends, there are loads of different ways to entertain yourself, and most people will indulge in these things on a near-daily basis. Of course, though, enjoying the things around you will only be possible if you do so with moderation. This isn’t always easy, but this post is here to help you out and will be exploring some of the different steps you can take to avoid getting sucked into the things you like.

Social Media

A lot of people find themselves struggling to escape from social media, nowadays. Logging in to check on what other people are doing takes no time at all, but you can easily get yourself trapped for hours if you’re not careful. While there is nothing inherently wrong with social media or using it like this, a lot of people find themselves unable to stop once they get started, and this can leave you spending huge amounts of your time on it. Setting up time-based restrictions on your smartphone can be a good way to overcome this, though some people find that simply counting their hours online is enough.

Addictive Substances

There are a lot of addictive substances out there, though many of them can be enjoyed in moderation without any fear that you’ll get hooked. Alcohol and tobacco are great examples of this, as a lot of people find themselves addicted to these substances each year. Saving these treats for special occasions is an excellent way to overcome the risk of addiction. For example, getting the occasional cigar from Hooten Young would give you the chance to indulge in the enjoyable side of smoking, without getting yourself hooked on cigarettes in the process. Some people are more susceptible to addiction than others, and it’s worth factoring this in when you’re going through this.

Television, Movies, & Video Games

Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about television, movies, and video games. Digital entertainment is at its peak, and it’s often easier and more satisfying to simply watch a great movie rather than going out. Of course, though, like anything in life, spending too much time with these types of entertainment will start to take the fun out of them. Ensuring that there is plenty of variety will help with this, though it’s still worth keeping in mind that there are plenty of other things in life. Much like your smartphone, you can set up restrictions on a lot of televisions that will stop you from watching too much.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of enjoying life’s biggest pleasures without going over the top. A lot of people struggle with things like this, finding it hard to stick to the strict rules they set of themselves. Of course, though, this will be a learning experience, and you can’t expect yourself to get it right every time.

Article written by:

Chris Vetrano

From a young age Chris Vetrano was raised as a connoisseur of music, incorporating every sound, note and beat deep into his life. It was clear to everyone that knew him that Chris' destiny was and would always be somewhere in the music industry. When Chris is not working with artists and lifestyle brands or planning high-profile events, he spends his time sharing his favorite new music, food and lifestyle discoveries on his successful blog and web series, Listen! It's Vetrano, which has been recognized by some of music's top performers, including Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris, Neon Trees and Cassadee Pope.

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