Nice blog on using delayed gratification for health and wellbeing. Make sure not to over indulge after delayed gratification.
Originally posted on Alyce Vayle Author:
A phrase a mentor of mine taught me was ‘delayed gratification’. This is when we choose not to indulge in an activity right away – giving ourselves the chance to want and expect that activity even more. It helps us to build up our willpower.
Often I have immense willpower – there are times when I have the will of steel. At other times, I feel as if things control me. Sometimes I feel that I have no choice but to eat the piece of chocolate cake, or drink the glass of wine. Sometimes my urges are so strong – sometimes I feel very, very weak.
Discipline: my friend or my enemy?