You have an addiction you can’t seem to shake. You want to free yourself from this dependence or bad habit. It’s tiring trying to stop this whole “addiction” thing so you can get on with your life.
Building a better you
Of course, you want to be free from your addiction or bad habit. But you’re tired of going overboard with your addiction, and you’re especially tired of trying to stop your addiction. The harder you work at keeping your cravings hidden or “under control,” the more you feel the essence of who you are is slipping away.
You just want to be done with the whole “addiction” thing so you can go on with your life. And you should! The first thing to do is understand what you’re up against. And it’s more than your addiction to a particular drug or behavior.
You may have become hooked on strategies that actually work against you such as, “Just try harder,” “I can keep it under control,” “I am powerless” and “I suffer from the disease of addiction.”
The harder you try to conform, the more you’ll feel the need to resist. This holds true even when YOU are trying to discipline yourself, often using the very same words and negative techniques used on you when you were growing up.
There’s a positive emotion (at least as powerful as guilt and shame) that you can use to effectively guide your actions. It’s the feeling of HONOR – the deepest sense of love and respect for yourself!
Make an impact…change your life
You naturally want to see yourself as the hero in your own great comeback story and go on to create the life of your dreams. So what’s the best solution to achieving these goals?
For openers, stop pressuring yourself! Stop getting mad at yourself. Stop trying to force yourself to quit. If you’re trying to quit in order to live up to someone else’s idea of what you should do, then at some level you’ll also rebel and sabotage your own progress If you try to force it, you become the enemy of your own rebellious self, the part of you that still yearns to be truly free and whole.
Your path to freedom is fully facing your challenge like a fighter, so be prepared to accept where you are and who you are…now! Be honest with yourself about your situation without judging yourself.
This may require outpatient drug detox with professional guidance and supervision but once you’ve accepted your situation, you’re ready to face the challenge! Most people who try to “quit” make the decision without really understanding the challenge that lies ahead.
You expect to stumble. There’s nothing wrong with that but you don’t give up when you stumble. You learn from it. You get back up and keep going, a valuable lesson in all drug detox success stories.
Remember the importance of “Honor.” Let it help you feel the force! Let this force, propelled by honor, be your inner guide and your life will never be the same.
The feeling of honor is a form of natural drug detox and it can overcome and replace anxiety, doubt, fear, shame, and guilt. It really is that powerful, this “natural drug.” You just weren’t taught to use it.
It’s time to learn how to experience this feeling and lead your life by it from moment to moment, using this strength to give you that deepest sense of purpose and inner peace.
You can use it to fuel your spirit every day to take back your life, your health, your family and your financial future.
You don’t have to give up pleasure to let go of your addiction. As simple as it seems, it really works.