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The Art of Restraint

Restraint has several meanings, but commonly, it is defined as the act of holding something back.

Never one to restrain my competitiveness or need to accomplish things, I am beginning to learn that sometimes restraint may be worth consideration. When I don’t, there has been a good chance of regrets and injury.

For example, when I don’t restrain my appetite, I usually feel worse for wear afterwords. If I don’t restrain my need to win the point on the tennis court, I break bones.

I need to work on restraining my gardening activities. I am an impatient “belt and suspenders” gardener. I start with...


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