We can relapse, go through all of the struggles, waste time, and put our health and sometimes even our lives at risk. But a far better option is to discover what work we need to do to overcome the obsessions and disorders in our ways of thinking before those relapses begin.
There are many things you can do to arm yourself against strong physical cravings associated with addiction.
Disease is a physical affliction. Western science categorizes mental illness as an affliction.
In the first stage of quitting a particular behavior, you can immerse yourself in activities that are positive for your physical body (like yoga, exercising, and cleaning the house) that help you relax some of your natural anxieties and create new patterns.
In many ways an addiction to anything is a solution to our original problems of feeling pain and not being able to cope with a variety of negative feelings. No matter how you describe the addiction scenario, it’s really that simple.
Each day, constantly strive to take as many right actions as possible. Then in the evening you will have a positive attitude as you go to sleep and dream.
Some find healing by changing their behavior and devoting their lives to service work, doing good and positive things.
We human beings will naturally become addicted to anything that makes us feel good. But our addictions become a problem when they are self-destructive or destructive to the world.
In order for a person to become mentally healthy they have to participate in the process of healing. It is ultimately up to us to take the initiative to help ourselves. When we do so, we can go out and look for others to help us. And we can look outside of ourselves to things such as philosophy and religion to lift us up.
A deep-seated desire to promote our own growth and outgrow specific behaviors, combined with a bottom of some kind, could lead to the exact moment when a person is ready to surrender a dependency or addiction that doesn’t serve them.