Addiction recovery appears to be a topic that I am not interested in. However, it is still very easy to become addicted today. Whether it's social media, smoking, uncontrollable sugar eating, drugs, alcohol, or shopping, there's something for everyone.
Stress is a common occurrence in life, a significant part of daily life from which there is no escape. A hectic work schedule, as well as problems at home or at school, can cause stress. A strong desire to accomplish more, to climb higher, and to complete tasks more quickly. Stress isn't always bad; it can help you cope with difficult situations and motivate you to take action. Long-term stress, on the other hand, is debilitating and can lead to unnoticed addictions. We all want to be happy and satisfied, not stressed out.
Getting rid of addiction consists of three parts
- Don't try to change yourself. Change must begin with harmony within yourself. No addiction consciously arises at the level of your mind.
- Avoid rapid and trastic changes, as it takes time to get rid of addiction.
- Notice the automatic actions that precede the moment you grab / step on your addiction. This autopilot must be turned off.
Consider approaching it from the perspective that you must devote all of your attention to your addiction. Be fully present and aware of what is going on right now. Take note of everything, including your body and mind, as well as your thoughts. Take out a piece of paper and jot down everything. Awareness allows you to see what you're doing to yourself and to comprehend why you want it. Of course, this may not occur immediately. Each time you become addicted, repeat this procedure.
With each release process, relapses are to be expected. Don't blame yourself for what has passed; it has passed; instead, concentrate on the present moment.
Is there a connection between addiction and meditation?
Meditation regularly allows you to relax deeply. In the 1970s, research in the United States and Europe found that teaching addicts meditation reduced their anxiety and decreased their desire to use drugs.
Meditation's effects on our biological age have also been researched. There were two groups of people taken. One meditated every day for five years, while the other did so for less than five. Those who meditated for a shorter period were 5 years younger than their chronological age, while those who meditated for longer periods were even 12 years younger.
Isn't it better to meditate instead of putting yourself under unnecessary stress and blaming yourself?!
How to start with meditation?
- Find a comfortable sitting position and prepare to stay still for a few minutes.
- Follow your breathing for two minutes. Try to keep your attention on the rhythm of inhalation and exhalation. Inhale deeply through your nose and then exhale slowly through your nose.
- Focus on your breath. Where do you feel most of your breathing? In the stomach? In the nose?
Extend your breathing time if it appears to be simple. If silence isn't for you, search the Internet for an audio meditation of your choice. If you're having trouble doing it on your own, book a private yoga class to get the help you need.