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.

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).


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

worth thinking about

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

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

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

I've never heard of such a disorder.

Veronique L.
Veronique L.4 years ago

Thank you, very interesting!!

Daphne H.
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Paul Stephan4 years ago

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

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Santanita G.
Santanita G.5 years ago