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The Cure for Delight Deficit Disorder

The Cure for Delight Deficit Disorder

Delight Deficit Disorder is a condition that results in irritability and that worn out feeling. Delight Deficit Disorder leaves us feeling lethargic and numb to our lives. Are you suffering from DDD? Here is the cure:

When we take ourselves too seriously, forgetting to indulge in the simple pleasures of life, we can get a whopping case of Delight Deficit Disorder. The cure is to lighten up and find healthy ways to bring pleasure back into our life.

We have to find a balance between pressure and pleasure, or our epitaph will read, “Got everything done, died anyway.”

When you don’t get enough delight in your daily diet, you begin starving for spiritual nutrients. You need a dose of simple pleasures. Everyone’s are different–just be sure you indulge a bit. What pleases you? Find easy, inexpensive ways to give yourself what delights you. For example, if a trip to Paris is financially out of reach, indulge in a cup of café au lait and a crusty baguette, munched while listening to an Edith Piaf CD.

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Adapted from 365 Energy Boosters, by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblatt (Conari Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblatt. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from 365 Energy Boosters, by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblatt (Conari Press, 2005).

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9:35AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:11PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

worth thinking about

5:43AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

We live in a crazy time: there are more and more disorders unheard of before.

5:42AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

I've never heard of such a disorder.

10:24AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Thank you, very interesting!!

3:35AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012


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6:39AM PDT on May 7, 2012

Love that--got everything done--died anyway. Hope it doesn't happen to me!

5:13PM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:23PM PST on Nov 6, 2011


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