An Occasion Of Excess


I dare you to exceed…

“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of habit.” W. Somerset Maugham

Do I have a habit of moderation that I could change to an occasion of excess? Hmm, how could a bout of excessiveness help to move something along or increase a benefit of an action or activity?

– perhaps lock myself away for a day and do an excessive amount of writing rather than just talking about it. That would get things started.
– spend an excessive amount of time reading and commenting on other people’s blogs. I’m always lamenting to myself about how I should do more of that. What would an excessive amount be? whole day me thinks.

But what about simpler every day things?

I probably SHOULD do an excessive amount of cooking! I’m terrible at that…

Doing something in excess on occasion could afford the opportunity to delve deeper than a moderate approach, to not be stopped right when real interest is taking place. Or simply to just enjoy enjoy enjoy.

What occasion of excess would you like to have? What would it help you to do?

image attribution too much nail polish

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