“There are many different types of addictions that are habits of distractions beyond the ones you hear about most like, drugs or alcohol.
Addiction to anything follows a pattern. There’s first exposure, continued exposure, and then addiction.
Your brain receptors become overloaded and you have to do or take more of your substance of addiction in order to get to that high you crave. You can be addicted to drugs, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, gambling, eating, sex, the Internet, your phone, video games, exercising, and much more. All of these addictions are outside of yourself. Addictions are distractions. Addictions happen when they become habits of distractions. Addictions are appealing when you choose to escape your current life situation, what you are dissatisfied with.
Curing addiction involves acceptance, attention, and action:
- Acceptance of who you are and what you are going through. Accepting yourself as you are.
- Paying attention to guidance you are always receiving.
- Take action on that guidance so you don’t slip back into addictions.
We would never encourage any type of addictions or distractions. We encourage the three “A’s” to accept who you are and help you evolve in balance. The addictions are not you.“ SUMMARY:
You can be addicted to all types of things even some you feel are good for you.
- Addictions start out as a first experience or curiosity.
- It’s only paying attention, acceptance, and taking action that helps you eliminate addictions from your life.
How It Works: Addictions disconnect you from the present moment. In fact, that’s the appeal of an addiction, avoid what is unpleasant at the moment. Of course, the obvious solution is to change what makes you unhappy but that would require you to face things you have been avoiding or didn’t realize were wrong for you. The addiction numbed your senses as an immediate coping mechanism. Addictions prevent or postpone the change that is causing the addiction in the first place. An addiction becomes temporary as soon as you recognize it is there and that it’s not who you are. This is when you have power over the addiction to stop it. ~ Linda Deir
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