This is how we are taught to wait for always more when just one would be so delicious… Frustration sometimes is a good thing, learning not to immediately take what we want, and instead wait a few days or weeks, such as to buy this beautiful dress or to drink this delicious bottle of wine as celebration of success.
Sometimes we tend to frustrate ourselves unnecessarily by waiting to celebrate, to taste, to enjoy, until… we get twice what we already got, we completely finish our duties, the kids have grown,…
This kind of behavior might sometimes be appropriate but time could also make it useless.
Actually, often hearing this little voice saying “You cannot enjoy until…” is a habit. Like behaviors, habits can be productive, other are just irrelevant. So, I invite you to reflect about how you manage your own balance of frustration/celebration.
When was the last time you took care of getting the good thing immediately instead of waiting for always more? And when were the last time you decided to wait to have a success to celebrate before getting what you want?
There is no perfect balance but I prefer to get the smallest enjoyment rather than waiting for the more that is not certain. Like the little girl in the video, I would have eaten the marshmallow immediately, cleaned the dishes and gone back to the party!