Why Not Just Chase Feeling Good All The Time?

I’ve been part of SCS for 3 months and I’ve made an incredible amount of progress managing my mind in that time. I lost 10 lbs in 6 weeks, cleaned and organized much of my house and generally have become much more productive. But lately I find myself spinning back into old patterns. I’m not staying on my food protocol, I’m indulging in confusion and instead of creating a business as I keep saying I want to do, I’ve picked up numerous new hobbies that are taking up all my time.

Lately I’m aware of thoughts like: “Why not just enjoy the heck out of this one life I’ve been given? I’m lucky enough not to have to work (my husband supports us financially) so why not just spend all my time doing things that feel good? Why do I even need to fit into size 6 clothes anyway when that means depriving myself of so much pleasure food can offer?”

I know these thoughts aren’t serving me. Yet I’m struggling to come up with valid reasons why I shouldn’t just say “screw it” and indulge in a life full of pleasurable buffering.

Can you help me figure out a way to think about this differently?