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Deaddicting Yourself

Posted on the 26 April 2018 by Chetan @smilingchetan

Do you have a habit that you want to get rid off but are so addicted to it that you have no idea -How To Do That? Do you realize that a particular trait is actually bad but you are helpless if you try to leave those habits or traits?Do you want to leave habit of sipping tea, smoking every hour, drinking every night or for that matter watching porn?
This, really, is not a difficult task and you can get rid of these unworthy habits in no time. The most important action in this entire deaddiction process is to sincerely write down your likes and dislikes on a piece of paper? Once you do that you only have to replace your addicted habit with  another worthy habit that you would like.
Leaving Tea/Smoking Deaddicting Yourself
For example, if you want to leave tea/smoking, that today gets you out of your headache and tension in a matter of a sip, then you have to write down what all other snacks that you like eating the most or what other drinks you like the most. Keep those nuts, cashews, cookies, or a juice handy with you and have it whenever you have that urge of sipping tea. It is also very important to realize that addiction is only because of one's inability to believe - that addiction is purely in mind and nowhere else. It is not the addiction of a habit but it actually is an addiction of  a thought process, which resists the change. It is not that only tea could relieve you of the nervousness but even a good light banter with your close friend can do that.
Deaddiction from Porn Deaddicting Yourself
If you want to leave watching porn then try to find out what else could you do when you waste your time? May be you could talk with somebody, or watch any other romcom, listen songs or if you are a reader then can also read something interesting. Doing anything once in a while is ok, and it would not mean that you are addicted.
Getting rid of Workaholism Deaddicting Yourself
And, if you want to get rid of your workaholic nature, mind you that it is also an addiction and can ruin your social and personal life with no big gain whatsoever in return. You would realize it later that it is not your workaholism that matters for a success in professional life, but what matters is your attitude, approach to work, and how your performance is linked to company's requirements.  Let's come to the point where you have realized that you are addicted to work, then to deaddict  you would just have to call your friends and family or start gymming or playing something that would excite you more than your work.
Sometimes you would be nowhere even after above efforts, and it would indicate that your patience and state of mind does not have that control over a particular habit. You then need to develop patience and control over your mind through meditation. You  need to sit silently close eyes and concentrate on your breathing daily for a minute or two and then slowly increase it to five minutes. This much discipline over a period of time is enough to develop patience and ability to control your thoughts and  that would  be the milestone of your journey to deaddiction.
P.S-Let me know if you want to leave a habit but unable to do so, and we can discuss on how to deaddict you of an unworthy habit.

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