The conscious decision to quit isn’t always there for people who struggle with addictions. They can’t do as much as try—some people have it in them genetically to be weak to addictions. Others, however, seem to be wired with resistance to substance or any kind of abuse.
There’s no other choice when talking about addictions but to quit. How do you do this? It usually requires these tips:
Make the decision to quit.
Addictions are quite hard to turn away from, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try. Make a list of all the things you’re going to quit—consciously—and read them. Some of these you may be able to do right away. Others might require you to seek help. Remember to take quitting these things seriously to avoid a destructive cycle of coming back to the same habit.
Quitting is a conscious habit.
Quitting your habit is a conscious effort of trying to keep a promise—a promise to yourself. Remember this when trying to leave a destructive habit. Remember the list you made? Seek to create a list that would reflect the positive things happening in your life if you manage to quit your habit. Make a result of all the things you will get if you quit your habit.
It’s better to make quitting your habit.
If you’re going to maintain a habit, it would be better to make it quitting. Kicking the habit can be quite hard but if you set your mind to it, you’ll be able to create a cycle of positive values and you’ll be able to push through with your goal. Be positive, think positive, and everything else will follow.
Set your Goal.
Your goal will be to become sober or free of drugs, so make sure you’re going to achieve that. It’s going to be hard but with adequate help, you’re going to make it. Having a list of your goals is a good way to make sure you don’t lose your focus. List the things that you want to happen to you, and make it happen.
Be mindful of what you set out to accomplish by making daily reminders. It is helpful to have that list where you can see it. You can check it for what you are going to do on that specific day, or you can also cross off an activity that you’ve already completed. Going healthy is the key here, so be mindful of what you’re going to do.
People have a certain thing that makes them go back to their habit. What are yours? Be mindful of these, as they could destroy what took you a long time to build. Make sure you’re going to concentrate on getting better before your addiction gets even worse.