Addictions affect nearly every part of your life. Unfortunately, addictions also become progressively worse the longer you have them.
Some of the most common addictions include addictions to alcohol, drugs, food, smoking, shopping, and gambling. Some other activities which people do not associate with being addictions are being a gym junkie or constantly exercising; workaholics; overeating; dieting; stress; worry; expectation things will go wrong! No matter what addiction you are dealing with, you are trapped, and that addiction will continue to control your life until you learn how to take back control and overcome it.
Even though there are many kinds of addictions, they are all similar in one respect: they control you instead of the other way around. When you are addicted to something, you often feel like you are a slave to the addiction, but you are the one who should be in control of your life!
If you are suffering from an addiction, it is good to know that there are techniques that can enable you to overcome it quickly, safely, and permanently.
Here are several key tips that can help you effectively overcome an addiction:
- Commit yourself to change. First, if you are tired of living the erratic life of an addict, make a commitment to yourself to change your life. Yes, it will take effort, but you are worth the effort! You deserve to have a better life.
Look at all the benefits of beating the addiction to see clearly how much better your life will be without it. Write these benefits down on paper.
- Choose the better life! Commit to making this positive change. Make a solemn contract with yourself to do everything it takes to overcome your addiction.
- Ask for HELP! Hypnotherapy is a proven method for reprogramming the mind and overcoming the control all/any addictive behaviours have over your life.
- Request the support of family and friends. One of the most important things you can do to succeed in your goal is to get support. If you try to do this all on your own, you can succeed but it is more difficult. Your friends and family will be there for you, when you ask.
- They will keep you accountable for your actions.
- They can distract you if you choose ‘cold turkey’ to stop your addiction.
- Friends can provide emotional support to bolster your resolve.
If you find that your family and friends are not giving you the support you need, either distance yourself from their negative attitudes, or explain what you need from them for you to succeed.
- Consider joining a good support group. Joining a local support group can be helpful as well, especially if your friends and family do not fully understand the challenges you are facing.
It is enlightening to talk with others going through the same experience as you. It helps to give you a better perspective on what is happening in your life and shows you that if others can do it, you can do it too.
- Do not be afraid to speak up and tell your story, struggles, or fears to the group. Most support groups require their members to maintain privacy so the participants will feel comfortable sharing.
- Look for professional help. Seeking professional help is an excellent choice, and for some serious addictions, it may be the only way to recover.
- Medications are available that can help with certain addictions, but in order to use them, you’ll need to have a doctor prescribe them and oversee your treatment as you progress.
Even if you are not using medications, having a professional guide you through a treatment and therapy plan can ensure your success.
- Hypnotherapy achieves rapid results when dealing with addictions. You can successfully quit smoking in one 90-minute session. Alcohol and gambling are usually resolved in 3 to 4 sessions, as is the underlying causes of 80% of all addictive behaviours, especially those linked to past events. Overeating and weight problems can be linked back to unresolved past issues in 80% of cases. Hypnotherapy is the preferred treatment in these cases. Do not let a lack of funds prevent you from getting the treatment you need!
- Do not quit when you have a weak moment. You may stumble from time to time, but this does not mean you should throw up your hands and quit. Remember it is a step by step process, and if you fall, just get up, dust off and keep on going.
It is possible for you to overcome your addictions safely and effectively! Using these techniques can help you conquer your demon once and for all and bring you a better, happier life.
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