It may seem simply but I think I have it. I am being challenged with changing my diet for health reasons, I have to also stop smoking. I am not giving into the urge to go smoke and I am wondering is this what life is about.
Yes it is, making the tough decisions no matter how difficult, trying, no matter what, doing what is right. Then you reward yourself as consistently as your hard work, I think figuring out what your reward is that does not counter your hard work is the trick to making this work. You have your work work which includes anything that must be done whether you like it or not because your well being depends on it. Then there is your pleasure work that also affects your well being, but you enjoy doing it.
Work work and pleasure work get equal time, equal effort, equal existence in your life. Be well all, Happy New Years!