An addiction is like a heavy yoke placed on their shoulders. It takes away your happiness, love, steals your money and affects you personal development. Therefore, one way of effective living and improving your personal growth is to do away with any kind of addiction.
Drugs are not the only things you can be hook up on, but it ranges from things you cannot do without, either by watching, touching, doing or taking into your body. These things always end up affecting your living standards though they may appear satisfying.
It is easy to know which things you are hook up to; check out things that you view you cannot do without and are harmful to your health, moral values, consumes most of your valuable time and does not pay back. In addition, they could be things that are harmful to your relationships and personal development.
The first step to overcoming your addiction is by recognizing that you are an addict. The second thing is be willing to liberate yourself from your addiction. This is because liberty is a choice that you need to appreciate in order to ensure effective living. Work towards convincing yourself why you need to do away with what you are hook up to.
Write down the demerits of whatever you are addicted to and why it is important for you to do away with it, then write down the benefits you will get once you stop the addiction.
Try and make sure you avoid the circumstances and people who may lead you back to your former habits. It is believed that if you keep on doing something for at least 14 days it becomes a habit thus continuously adapt to positive behavior that will assist you in your personal development.
As you fight your addiction, keep yourself busy by engaging your mind and energy in activities like sports, reading healthy materials or travelling. With persistence and patience you will overcome your addiction thus achieve personal growth.