Are you addicted? You might not be addicted to hard drugs, but addiction can occur in many different situations.
We can become addicted to drinking and smoking, for sure. But you can also be addicted to coffee, to food, to games, to bad and toxic relationships, to shopping, and so much more.
While some of these addictions might appear more harmless on the surface, all addictions are dangerous and limit your life. It’s important to try and quit if you recognize that a habit is taking over your life.
You have the power to quit any addiction, even if it’s not easy.
Start by acknowledging the problem. If you say, “I can quit at any time,” if it is affecting your life, if it is bad for you, then it’s an addiction. Recognize it as such and acknowledge it. That’s step one.
Step two involves believing in yourself. You have the power to give it up. It’s not stronger than you. Have faith in your power.
Then, take it one day at a time. It can be intimidating to think that you will never have a drink again, so don’t. Focus on today and today only. Think about the steps you can take to quit, that will make you free from this habit.
Go one day at a time.
Consider where the addiction comes from. How did it start? Why did it start? What role does it play in your life? If you know why it started, it might be easier to quit, for instance, by finding a healthy habit that fulfills a similar role in your life.
Consider also how it is affecting you. Picture your life without the addiction. How would it change? What would be improved? Take some time to truly understand how addiction is ruining your life and your health. Understanding just how harmful something is can help you get rid of it once and for all.
Commit to removing the harmful habit from your life. You will live a life that is much more enriching, creative, free and empowering.