We are all looking for pleasure one way or the other . i actually stole this idea from the wisdom of epictetus Too much peasure can become dangerous and can also serves as punishment Ive experienced this a lot from jogging to clear my head but when i go too long , i spent the whole day suffering from hormones imbalances , so what serves me as initial pleasure ended up becoming a punishment at the end of the day
Self control is a difficult thing , which is why going on a diet might be helpful for some people , some diets allow a cheat day , which people are require to eat whatever they like once a week . At first its always like a dream but anyone who actually done this knew that each cheat day you tend to eat yourself sick . Sooner or later the urge start to go away and you dont need the cheat day anymore . Gradually it has result to punishment
The same thing applies to people who do excessive exercise or some stupid 30 days challenge then later , these people spent anther 30 days nursing the injury causing by the exercises or the damages to the hormones .
Its important to connect the so called temptation with its actual effect and to understand that indulging might actually be worse than resisting , the urge begin to lose its appeal and this way self control will become the real pleasure . and temptation become regret We dont need to drink or eat ourself to sick we need a bit of self control
Love yah .