Tips to get rid of an addiction
Many of us suffer from addictions, be it big or small. Well, big or small is a relative term actually, considering what may be big for you isn't big for someone else. However, if you want to get rid of an addiction that may be troubling you, here's what you can do.
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Write down the effects of your addiction
Sometimes, writing down the effects of your addiction will open your eyes more than anything else. Take out a pen and a piece of paper and brainstorm a list that includes all the negative effects you've experienced since your addiction started.
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Remember, an addiction can affect you in many ways. It can eat on your –
Finances – An addiction can have a major toll on your financial budgeting. However, most often we consider it necessary and do not put it in expenses as such.
Relationships – Find out if your addictions have affected your relationships with people.
Health – Have a look at whether your addiction has affected your physical well being.
After noting such things down, you can
Enlist goals in your life and how your addictions can affect you
Now that you've detailed all the negative effects of your addiction, think about how much your life will improve once you've kicked the habit.
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Write down a commitment
Now that you have weighed things out rationally, writing a commitment to quit makes more sense. Make it short and sweet, and date it so that you know and can feel proud about it later.
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Making a decision to quit has a lot to do with your perseverance more than anything. Most people blame their environment and the effects it has or had on them for their addictions. However, it is necessary to note that YOU make a decision! No one forces you to, whether it be forming an addiction or getting rid of one.