Destructive Habits and Addictions
Whether it be smoking, alcohol, procrastination, biting nails, eating disorders, caffiene, pornagraphy, Trichotillomania, pills or drugs, we may very well have the answer for you. If you think about your daily life a vast majority of what you do is defined by the habits you have developed over time. It stands to reason then, your habits have a crucial role to play in whether you succeed or struggle through your life.
What many people don't realize is that most habits are a outer manifestation of a deeper inner problem, while others, more milder ones, are learned during childhood. As far as addictions; they consider them to simply be bad habits that can be conquered by willpower alone, but the allure of the substance or behavior becomes so overwhelming they no longer see how to abstain from it, losing perspective and the sense of priorities in their lives.
The problem I see with many of the programs that are available today is that they simply promote the replacement of a destructive habit with that of another less destructive one. Habits and addictions should be handled like the peeling of an onion, removing layers and layers of behaviors and traumas until the root cause of the addiction and habit is reveled. Only then, will the destructive behavior be permanently removed.
To understand the incredible power of habits, think about how your day starts when you get out of bed, you are already to a large extent living out the habits you have programmed into your subconscious, from the morning routine right through to how you get yourself ready for work. To understand this better; perform a simple exercise tomorrow, take special notice of your daily routine and habits from morning rise til bedtime. You may be surprised at what you unconsciously do without any thought. As the little details of the day may change and fluctuate, the vast majority of it in the background was controlled by your habits.
So if habits play a big part of your day and therefore could have a great influence in making your day productive and successful then if you don't already live the life you want then you might well have destructive habits holding you back.
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