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How to overcome addiction


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How to overcome addiction

  1. 1. How to Overcome Addiction By Daniel Harper For more info visit
  2. 2. Addiction is one of the easiest things to develop in life. It could be about food, a lifestyle, a certain material oreven a person. If your addiction makes your life better, like getting addicted to sports or healthy foods, thenyou’re on the safe side. But what if you get addicted to something that puts your life and everyone else’s indanger? Now that is a different story. If you have a bad addiction, the only direction you need to do know is toovercome it. Below are EzHealth’s tips on how to overcome addiction. Get some support. One of the reasons you get addicted to something is because no one is around to stop you or tell you that you had enough. Get a support team consisting of family and friends who are willing to help you overcome a certain addiction. Stay in their company for a few weeks or months depending on how strong your addiction is. It will be difficult for you and them but at least you know that you are around people who care about you. Read about your addiction. If you have an opponent, the best weapon you can have is information. In this case, your opponent is addiction. Make yourself well-informed about what you are dealing with through reading and research. The internet is full of free information that can help you understand your situation. When you understand what you’re going through, you will be able to find a more effective way to deal with your addiction.
  3. 3.  Identify and avoid triggers. Your addiction is like a bomb that goes off whenever a trigger is activated. It is best that you identify those triggers such as a place, a situation, or an emotion and try to avoid it as much as possible. For example, if you have a drinking problem, avoid passing by a bar or a liquor store that can remind you of drinking. If you have a smoking addiction, avoid places where people usually smoke. If you start smelling a cigarette smoke, get away from it immediately. Distract yourself. Your addiction is something that is capable of enslaving your thoughts and attention. It entices your five senses so that your mind succumbs to it so that you can do something to satisfy it. If your focus is not that strong enough then use distraction as a weapon against it. Whenever you start feeling the addiction kicking in, immediately find a way to distract yourself with things that stimulates your five senses in a good way. Quickly grab a tasty but healthy snack, change the channel to something more interesting, or call a friend and start having an interesting conversation. Do your best to keep your mind off the addiction.
  4. 4.  Sweat it out. A good amount of exercise can cure a lot of problems, especially addiction. Sweating it out in the gym or at home is a good way to overcome an addiction because the physical activity takes your mind off the addiction and lets you focus on the challenges such as finishing another round of pushups and sit-ups. And as a plus, exercise gives the body a natural high, leaving you feeling good while lowering your craving on a certain addiction. Start a project. Addiction usually sets in when you have nothing to do, so one of the things you can do to overcome it is to find something to do. Start a personal project like doing some arts and crafts, take up a class on a certain skill that you can use, or put up your own blog and write about your experiences in overcoming addiction. Make sure that your personal project is something that you really enjoy. It’s all about channeling your attention into something very productive.
  5. 5. If you noticed, the tips I suggested are ways to draw your attention away from your addiction. Because Ibelieve that if you don’t mind it, it doesn’t matter. Let your body get accustomed to a lifestyle without a tasteof that addiction. Give it some time and eventually you’ll be able to overcome it and get rid of it totally. “We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” ~Santosh Kalwar Are you really serious about becoming healthy mind, body and spirit and change your life once and for all! Learn the truth about transforming your body into the body of your dreams. Discover the new you by joining Vince Delmonte’s No Nonsense Body building. This program is filled with the stuff they don’t want you to know. Click Here! Lose fat and gain muscle without cardio. Discover the cardio free fat loss workouts using weight training exercise and interval training to burn fat, get rid ofstubborn belly fat, and build muscle. Click Here!