Overcoming Self-Indulgence requires you to look at the hidden habits of your heart. What do you do when you are stressed? Do you find yourself standing inside the pantry looking for something to eat?
Maybe you don’t set out to over-indulge — you just kind of stumble into it. You start by enjoying something — then you just take TOO MUCH!
Self-indulgence is when we put our own short-term desires first, often short-circuiting our long-term objectives. You may be most tempted to buy something and put it on the credit card. Your temptation might be to turn to food or romance novels to meet a need. Some of us even over-indulge in work to try to meet an inner emotional need to feel significant.