Our addictions have overpowered us, making us believe that we’ll never overcome them.
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 high chances that you’ll bow down to your addiction. For this reason, one of the best ways to end your addiction is to avoid people or places that trigger addictive thoughts.
Sometimes it might be hard to avoid these triggers. The good thing is that you can also beat addiction by training yourself to have power over your desires. Training starts when you avoid engaging in your addictions when they present themselves. For instance, if you are addicted to spending, you can say no to a friend who asks you to accompany her on a spending spree.
You can also beat your addictions by overcoming your beliefs about them. If you are an alcoholic you can quit alcohol by overcoming the belief that alcohol is the only thing that can help you relax.
You’ll fail several times while trying to beat your addiction. The best thing to do is to never give up.
Psychologists claim that it takes 40 days of abstinence to break an addiction. Therefore, try avoiding your addiction everyday, and you’ll overcome it after 40 days.
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