Addiction is one of the most common issues of the average person these days, but few realize they are struggling with it, admit having a problem with something, and rarely anyone takes action to get back on track and take control of their life.
In the age when purchasing a thing from overseas is just one click and talking to another person is one swipe right , aquiring new objects or experiences can be addictive like anything else.
That doesn’t need to be you. You can stop your addition to ‘the next thing’ starting today. And yes, there will always be this next thing if you don’t take a conscious decision to get your life back together and be the one in charge.
So, let’s see what the steps are to overcoming your biggest weakness and to finally live freely and happily:
- Define where you are in your life right now
Sit down today or tomorrow and start thinking about your current lifestyle and the person you are at this stage.
That may sound like an easy exercise, but truly admitting what you aren’t satisfied with in yourself and around you might be difficult.
Honestly and mindfulness are stepping stones to understanding addiction, and eventually not just overcoming it, but making sure you’ll never get addicted to anything else again.
- Decide that you want to change, and clearly state why
Clear reasons why you want to do something about your addictive nature will help you out a lot in the future.
The decision you take should happen without letting any outer factor affect it. It’s just you and your mind and soul and you want to free these.
The ‘whys’ behind your desire to deal with the addiction may be many and different—from finally reaching a goal you’ve always had, to improving your relationship with a loved one or becoming a better version of yourself so that you can meet nice people and form deeper connections.