Exaggerating something always return bad to us.
Everyone in this world has his or her own addictions that can be either physical or psychological. Physical addictions is when our biological state alarms us to continue the use of drug. Psychological addictions, however, includes addiction, desire towards the object and the belief one cannot live without the presence of that object. There are some theories suggesting that there is no such a thing as physical addiction, but it is our mind, our thoughts giving signals to our body to alarm us. It is our mind that see things as addictively. It is up to us to change this.
1. Find your root causes.
There is always a root cause or a trigger behind every addiction, whether it is family, relationship, self-esteem, personal identity etc. problems. Think about your first times. Find the root problem. It is perhaps the most difficult step and may require some time..
2. Accept it.
Addiction, most of the time, requires lying. You need to lie about the fact that you are using drugs or alcohol .One of the most important step to overcome certain addiction is to accept their existence and the way you are addicted to it. When you acknowledge your addiction, it means that you accept that it has become a part of your life, a part of who you are. Accept it. Admit the way you actually have an addiction, not just a simple problem, but a serious problem that it is up to you to control it –If you want-
3. Talk about your problems.
After you finally accept your problem, talk to a close friend of yours or someone who will understand you. Tell them everything from the beginning till the end. Do not keep it by yourself. Ask for an advice and for support from them.
4. Remind yourself the reasons you want to change.
Ask yourself questions like ‘Are you living the life you want?’ Is this addiction getting in the way?’ Remind yourself the reasons you want to change. Think about how independent, how free you will be if you stop using it. Focus on your final goal you want to achieve and take action.
5. Care of yourself.
Avoid high risk situations. These high risk situations are when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. You should extra care of yourself. Eat healthier meals, try to let go your anger, find quiet places to relax, and interact with other people. People use addictive things as a way of relieving tension – to reward themselves, relax or escape. However, there are other methods or relaxing too. These can be going for a walk in the nature, meditating, practicing yoga, exercising; whatever makes you feel better, it is up to you.
6. Remove/Reduce reminders of your addiction.
If you are addicted to alcohol, remove them from your home or workplace. If you are addicted to internet, turn off the button of wireless everyday one or two hours less than usually use it. If you smoke, reduce the amount of cigarettes everyday
7. Reward yourself.
Reward system is mostly used as a motivational tool for people to do better and it actually works. Rewards can be up to you. It can be whatever will make you happy to get it if you do not smoke, drink, use internet today.
8. See a professional.
Seeing a professional is very important if the addiction is serious and the techniques above will not work. Of course only seeing a professional will not guarantee you that you will overcome this, but you need to be regular, self-confident and you have to follow the instructions. Most important from all of them, you have to believe in yourself that you can do this.
Remember you are the only one accountable for your actions and your life. You also need to be accountable for your life and the decisions and choices that you made in the past. However, always be good to yourself. Remind yourself that everyone can make mistakes. Trust yourself and be persistent, believe in yourself that you can do it. You can overcome this. Say these to yourself all the time, convince your mind; and I hope the results will be better.
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