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How to Overcome Any Type of Addiction

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An addiction to anything, for instance, sex, watching television, or drugs can waste immense amounts of your time because it forces you to avoid focusing on important things. Our addictions have overpowered most of us to the extent that we believe that we will never overcome them. Today, I will offer you vital information that will help you beat your addictions.

An addiction always starts as a thought which turns into a desire which then turns into craving. Once you start craving, there is no going back because there are very high chances for you to bow down to your addiction. Therefore, one of the best ways to end your addiction is to avoid people or places that bring the thoughts about the thing you are addicted to.

However, sometimes it might be hard to avoid places or people who ignite your desire to engage in your addictive habits. Therefore, you can also beat addiction by training yourself to have power over your desires. Training starts when you refuse anything associated with your addictions when they present themselves. For instance, if you love spending, you can train yourself to say no to a friend who calls you to go with him or her on a spending spree.

You can also beat your addictions by suspending your beliefs about what you are addicted to. For instance, you might be an alcohol and sex addict because you believe that there is nothing good like sex and alcohol. You can, therefore, drop your addictions by embracing new beliefs about your addictions. For example, you can train yourself to believe that alcohol is harmful to your health and time-wasting.

Besides this, always know that you will fail several times while trying to beat an addiction. However, never give into your addiction. Continue trying to break the habit even if you fail.

And every time you try to break the habit, just believe that it will work this time. Psychologists say that it takes 40 days of abstinence to break an addiction. Therefore, always try ending your day without getting involved with what you are addicted to, and you will overcome your addictions after 40 days. Furthermore, master your desires and never let them control you. Remember, you are the master of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and desires. None of them has the power to imprison you.

Though No One Can Go Back and Make a Brand New Start, Anyone Can Start From Now and Make a Brand New Ending – Carl Bard

 

 

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  1. Kelly Keter

    January 12, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Interesting read. 40 day challenge it is. Keep posting mate. PS is there no like button?

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 12, 2018 at 7:39 am

      Too bad, there is no like button.. Anyway, A 40 day challenge seems to be hard but it is possible man

  2. Oliver Ahalo

    January 14, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    The power of our own minds is so intense. Every thought that comes out of it tends to define who we are. It is therefore upon us to take charge of it and not let negative illusion overcome us. Awesome piece buddy!

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      the mind is so powerful..putting it under control enables an individual to have full control of the direction his life will take

  3. Brian

    February 7, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Addiction is a brain disease

    • Isaac Wechuli

      February 7, 2018 at 2:25 am

      yes brian, its a mental illness.
      an addict will always be obsessed with the addictive substance even if he knows that the substance is negatively affecting his life.
      Also, many addicts always suffer from other mental illneses such as depression, chronic anxiety, etc. Therefore, apart from being a mental illness, addiction is also accompanied by mental illnesses Therefore, where there is an addiction, there is surely a mental illness

      By the way, i struggled with addictions for a while, and to be honest, sometimes i still get tempted to take a beer or two…but if i do so, i never worry because i know that i am winning because no mental illness is powerful than the human spirit combined with a massive willpower..thanks for commenting brian

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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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