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5 Wonderful Things That Happen When You Quit Drugs

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I have been an alcoholic and a drug addict for more than 6 years.

Since 2011, I drank alcohol and smoked marijuana every day.

The main reason I succumbed to addictive substances is that they always made me forget all my problems for a while. Therefore, the more problems I had, the more I drunk and smoked. This behavior continued till it reached a point where my addictions affected my health.

The health issues caused me to quit because I really treasure my health. Furthermore, I also knew that the health problems could prevent me from reaching the levels of success I aspire to reach.

After quitting drugs, 5 wonderful things happened to me.

  1. I had more time to focus on important matters

After quitting drugs I realized that I had enough time to focus on things that helped me progress in life. For instance, I had more time to read self-development books and watch informative videos on youtube. I also had more time to assess myself and check what was preventing me from making progress.

When I was a drug addict, I never had the time to do the above things because my only concern was getting intoxicated with my fake friends.

  1. I saved lots of money

After quitting, it dawned on me that I always wasted hundreds of dollars on addictive substances. I always spent my money on partying, drinking, and smoking.

Therefore, after I stopped using drugs, I realized that I had more money to invest in important projects

  1. I started making good friends

When I quit drugs I realized that I always associated with people who were only happy when I spent my money on drugs. I reflected on how my friends were always angry at me whenever I spent a less amount of money on drugs and alcohol. They always wanted me to spend more money on these substances.

Therefore, after quitting I got the opportunity to dump all my drug-addict friends and I made friends with people who loved to see me make progress in life.

  1. I started investing in myself

My drug addiction always made me neglect myself. I never cared about my appearance or where my life was heading. I only cared about ‘getting high.’ However, after quitting, I started caring about my health, and my appearance.

I changed my closet, and purchased self-development books. Besides this, I also used my money to buy healthy foods.

  1. People started respecting me

Lastly, I noticed that many people including my parents started respecting me when they realized that I quit using drugs.

It then dawned on me that many people avoid and look down upon drug addicts because they associate addicts with failures, criminals, and people who have given up on life. People, therefore, respect you when you stop using drugs because they start perceiving you as a well-behaved, and focused individual.

Concluding Remarks

Using drugs is a pleasurable and addictive activity. I always ran to the liquor store or looked for coke whenever I felt stressed. However, I realized that these substances never eliminated the stress. Nowadays, I learned to deal with stress in a different way. Whenever I feel stressed, I often go to my parents’ backyard and look at the hills because the hills remind me of A SUPREME INTELLIGENCE that is larger than my problems. Meditating on this HIGHER POWER always enables me to achieve a sense of inner peace.

Therefore, if you are an addict you can find many other ways to attain a relaxed state of mind. Lastly, try quitting drugs for a while and you will realize the amazing things that will happen to you. You will have more time to focus on important matters, you will save a lot, you will dump fake friends, you will invest in yourself, and finally, you will reclaim your dignity.

What else did you learn after quitting drugs?

If you want more tips on quitting drug addiction you can check How to overcome any addiction.

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5 Harsh Truths I Have Learned About Life At Age 26

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At 26, I have learned many harsh truths about life that I wish my younger-self knew. I believe I must share with you 5 of these truths because I trust that it’s necessary for you to know them.

  1. Not Everything Goes According to Our Plans

If you are in your 20s I believe you have realized that not everything goes according to your plans.  I trust that there are many times you’ve planned something only to get the opposite of what you’ve planned.

As human beings, we love planning for the future because it gives us peace and makes us feel in control. However, most of the time many things happen that we had not planned for, because there is a more POWERFUL FORCE that controls life.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.’ – Proverbs 19:21 (The Christian Bible).

But you must not stop planning because of this phenomenon. Instead, you must plan, but keep in mind that sometimes things might not happen according to your plans.

When things don’t go as you planned, just remember that everything happens for the good for those who trust life.

  1. Romantic Relationships in Your 20s Can Be a Waste of Time

Most of the romantic relationships you will establish in your 20s will waste your time and resources. I sometimes regret focusing too much on romantic relationships in my early 20s because I gained nothing from them. I wish I focused on my dreams instead of wasting my precious time on stupid relationships.

These relationships mostly lead to emotional pain and stress, and sometimes you might invest so much in a person who will never marry you. I believe that if you invest your energy, time, and financial resources in your dream rather than a relationship, you will have nothing to regret in the future.

  1. Seasons Change

Nothing is constant. Things are always changing. You might be financially stable today, but end up extremely broke at the end of the year. Conversely, you might be broke today but end up with more than enough money tomorrow.

The biggest mistake we make is believing that our present conditions will last forever. For instance, when faced with hardships, we often succumb to depression because we think that they will last forever. Little do we know that things are always changing, and nothing lasts forever.

You will attain a constant state of inner peace if you become conscious of the fact that things are always changing because, when you are in good times you won’t worry about things changing, and when in difficult moments, you will know that good days are coming.

‘The seasons change and the summer will become winter. There are days when crops are greatly harvested and days when the seasons are too rough to plant.’ – EmpowerThyself

  1. Most of Your Friends Are Fake

Three years after completing my high school education, I realized that most of my friends were fake. Many people, including those I thought, were true friends stopped associating with me because I was broke. I tried to bond with them but my efforts were futile.

Besides this, I also realized that some of my friends felt bad whenever they believed I was making progress. Also, others felt good when I was in difficult situations. For this reason, I have less than 5 friends today. I decided to not waste my time on making friends because most of them are useless.

  1. Follow Your Dreams as Soon as Possible if You Want to Live the Life of Your Dreams

Earlier this year, I almost gave up on my dreams after it dawned on me that many people who live their wildest dreams started chasing them at a very early age. For instance, most actors started acting at an early age, and most musicians started chasing their dreams when they were teenagers.

I, therefore, thought it was too late for me because I started chasing my dreams at 25. However, I now have faith because I realized a number of successful people who managed to live their dreams despite chasing them later in life.

It’s never too late to follow your dreams, but it’s hard to follow them when you have bills to pay and children to care. Those who have an advantage are those who start following their dreams at their teenage ages or in their early 20s because they have few responsibilities.

Therefore, the earlier the better. If you want to something, start doing it now. Don’t postpone it because the older you get, the tougher it becomes to follow your dreams.

Life is a learning process, and sometimes you might learn some things when you are too late. It’s therefore good for us to inform each other of the harsh truths we have learned about life so that we avoid making mistakes.  I believe that, besides these truths, there are many more truths you have learned about life. You are free to share them in the comment box below.

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4 Easy Ways to be a People Person

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A people person is an individual who easily gets along with other folks. The person knows how to interact with others, and for this reason many people like being around him or her.

There are several advantages of being a people person. For instance, you have high chances of getting promoted, and you can easily secure a political seat. In addition, people will be helpful and friendly to you.

There are some people who are naturally likable while some have to put some extra work before they make themselves a people person. If you are working on becoming a people person, you just stumbled upon the best piece of information that will help you achieve your goal quickly, because today I will provide you the 4 things you can do to become a people person.

Here are they:

  1. Help People

You automatically become a people person if you help folks solve their problems because people tend to easily get along with individuals who are always willing to help them overcome their difficulties.

  1. Have a sense of humor

If you want people to like you, you must practice the art of humor.

People enjoy being around individuals who make them laugh because laughter makes us happy, and relieves stress.

  1. Make People Feel Great

People love feeling important because this feeling makes them confident. For this reason, people will love you, and will always want to be around you if you constantly make them feel special/great.

You can make individuals feel special by telling them how you believe in them, and making them know that they have the ability to achieve their desires or goals.

  1. Let People Feel Free to be Themselves When They are Around You

People hate pretending, and they always like to be around those who make them feel free.

You will get along with many people if you are the kind of person that allows people to be themselves because your company will make people feel at home regardless of where they are.

You are welcome to add more tips on how to become a people person in the comment box below.

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