We are so obsessed with mundane pleasures of life like sleeping & eating etc. and grumble that we have not achieved much like someone else. The moment we are stuck with the lower rung of pleasures at body level we have lost our quota of emotional and intellectual pleasures. I hear many people saying 'I do't have reading habit'. The moment you say this you have to accept the fact you can't envy someone who are intellectuals. To raise above the the 'Lower' pleasures you need 'Higher' ideals in life. If you need a healthy body, you have to sacrifice sleep and go for a walk in the morning. Is 'sacrifice' the right word? Of course not because to attain higher you are relinquishing the lower.
The seed's death leads to the birth of seed link whose death leads to a tree. Similarly when flower dies the fruit is born whose death again becomes a seed and the cycle starts. Only when the "Lower is relinquished higher can be attained". We are so stuck with the ephemeral pleasures of ice cream & Jangri and full of indulgence and we think God is sitting there to sanction our needs. As long as we cannot relinquish the 'Desires' we can never attain the divine. Learn to know the desire is the biggest cause of our misery.