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Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, 4 Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, Dr. Nicolle

It is Wellness Wednesdays and I am here to help you with your addiction. Do you struggle with an addiction every day? Is an addiction consuming your life and destroying your relationships? Are you tired of the pain and suffering, and ready to experience the peace and success you deserve?

 

It’s important to understand how addiction can affect your life. Addiction can ruin your relationships, causing you a lot of problems with your professional and personal life. It is possible to beat your addiction and enjoy a peaceful life. It may seem so far off in the future, and it may take some time, you will reach the point where you rely on yourself and not a substance to assist you.

 

When you are ready to give it your all, you will succeed in freeing yourself from the addiction. Stay focused on your life in the present. You no longer need that substance to carry you through another day. Take it day by day. You will look forward to the future with an added zest for life.

 

You will want to try out these strategies to help your conquer addiction. These strategies have worked for many people and they can work for you too. Use them wisely and take special note of the improvements that you see in yourself.

Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, 4 Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, Dr. Nicolle

Make A Conscious Decision To Conquer Your Addiction

The most important step in conquering your addiction is making the decision that you want to be free. You have to want to do this and it will make a huge difference in the way that you handle the process. Be clear in your mind that you are going to do this and it will give you the courage that you need. It will not be easy but it is definitely worth doing.

Envision all the reasons you want to let go of your addiction. How will your loved ones benefit from these changes? How will your health be affected?

  • A big enough “why” will make the process successful. The journey you face is a challenging one, but it’s not impossible if your reasons for change motivate you to change. When the going gets tough, what’ll get you through is allowing your mind to dwell on the reasons why it’ll all be worth it.
  • Challenges that will creep up along the way. That’s ok because it is all a part of the process. Make sure that you keep in mind how your health will benefit when you are free of your addiction. You will also want to imagine how much better your relationships will be with both your professional and personal life. 

  • As you add to your accomplishments and your ability to handle problems, you will feel very proud of yourself. It will give you confidence in what you are capable of doing. You won’t feel trapped and inferior because of the strength that has built up inside of you.

Changing Your Surroundings

You want to seek out positive people and be around them as much as possible. Bring them into your life in good ways. Always avoid negative people and ones that feed your addiction. These types of people can be very manipulative. You want be totally clear of these types of people because they will try to drag you back down again, potentially sabotaging all of your efforts for sobriety.

  • Remove your temptations from your home. If you’re trying to quit smoking, don’t keep cigarettes around. If you’re addicted to alcohol, get rid of all the alcohol. If you’re committed and have a big enough “why,” you can overcome your addiction. Your challenge is much harder if you keep the temptation around.
  • Your surroundings need to feel safe to you. Make sure that you create an environment that will allow you to embrace life again 

Keeping Busy With Lots Of Things To Do

If your hands and mind are idle, your battle over your addiction will be an uphill climb that seems impossible. Find things that keep you busy and keep your mind off of temptation.

 

If you want to get out and volunteer, then do so. Tackle some projects that you have been putting off for a while. Work on an art painting or simply take a walk. Pour your time into your loved ones. The point is that you want to find ways to keep your mind occupied and your hands busy.

  • One giant step in the right direction is to start an exercise routine. You’ll feel more confident, improve your health, and distract your mind away from your addiction at the same time. Choose an activity that excites you. An activity you enjoy is more likely to be something you’ll stick with long term!

Believe In Yourself And Stay Strong

You are strong and you can overcome the addiction that has plagued you. When you know this about yourself, it becomes easier to fight the addiction. Surrounding yourself with positive people will help immensely when you are battling an addiction.

 

Using positive affirmations will help in many ways. You will feel better about yourself and you won’t be tempted to use negative thoughts or self-talk to feed your addiction. Meditation and Yoga are big helpers too. As you become stronger, you will know that you have conquered the addiction and you will feel much better overall.

Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, 4 Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, Dr. Nicolle

Standing tall and proud, you can make things happen that are good. From your better relationships to a great attitude on your job, it will increase the stability in your life so that you feel stronger and healthier.

 

You want to rekindle your love of life so that you don’t return to your addiction. You want to build on the good relationships that you have with loved ones and remind yourself of the reasons for your committment. It can make all the difference in the world when you have the support of the people that love you. Show them that you care on a regular basis and you will enjoy life again.

 

If you take these steps one day at a time, nothing can stop you from achieving the happiness and success you deserve.

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Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, 4 Precise Actions to Help You Conquer Your Addiction, Dr. Nicolle

 

I really wanted to talk about this topic today because your natural health and wellness is important. You can adopt healthy lifestyle practices that improve your health and enrich your life, which can in turn improve the lives of those close to you. You have the power to break the cycle of poor health, including chronic disease, so that you can leave a legacy of health to your loved ones.

 

I use lifestyle medicine as the first line of treatment, before medications, to treat lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Lifestyle-related chronic diseases include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and some cancers, just to name a few. Lifestyle practices, such as eating a whole-food plant-based diet and regular physical activity, can help you lose weight, and maybe reverse some chronic diseases (if you suffer from them). In certain cases, these approaches may even outperform pharmaceutical therapy. But I always tell my patients that conventional medications may be appropriate at this time to prevent catastrophic illness, but over time, you can work to make the necessary lifestyle changes to possibly reduce and/or eliminate medications. Please remember to always consult your physician for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any decisions whatsoever.

 

Please talk with your doctor about any complementary health approaches, including supplements, you use. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

 

Stay healthy,

 

Dr. Nicolle

 

PS. I am always asked what tools and resources I recommend to help you reach YOUR health goals. Here is the ever-growing, always updated list for you.

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