I am certain that at some point in life if you haven't heard this saying you will, particularly around times of celebration. As we approach the Christmas holidays and all the festive activities that goes with it, lets keep a few things in mind.
To every thought, there is an action that will be followed by a reaction - organise your thoughts, decide before hand and set your limits
Everything should be done in moderation - eating, drinking, late nights etc
Know your body and its limitations - our bodies change each day as it ages. What was once good or ok and digested well may not any longer
Respect yourself and others - don't push anyone else to do anything they don't want to and don't be pushed into doing anything you don't want to do
Don't neglect your your mental, emotional, physical, spiritual health - managing your health is your key to being glad/content
Take time to rest and reflect - spend time outdoors in the fresh air, be grateful for making it through another year, set goals for the new year etc
Know your limits - don't leave room for disappointments or regrets
It is vital to keep in mind at all times that whatever you do today will either lead to good health or poor health in the years ahead. Some say that you should 'eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die'. I encourage you to act in a way that will add days to your life rather than lesson the days to your life. Enjoy today not as if it was your last but as if it is your first.