It can be a very difficult process to overcome addictions, especially if you are going it alone, but if you are having a battle with addiction, you don’t need to fight such a battle alone.
Today’s subject will be natural ways to overcome addiction, living a healthy lifestyle. I had spent a long time battling with addictions many years ago, but that is one of the big ways that I used to fight my addictions was through living a healthy lifestyle.
Many people have been fighting addictions and have lost their lives from it, but you don’t need to be one of those statistics. Addiction can be overwhelming, not only for the addict but also for the families of the addict.
In this post I will be covering some healthy methods that I have used over the years to help with fighting addiction and you can follow the same method that I have followed, but always remember that it’s no easy fight and it will take time and persistence to overcome such powerful addictions.
Finding an outlet
An important aspect in overcoming any negative influence is you need to find an outlet. An outlet is something of a positive influence that will ease your mind of continued thoughts of any influence from the addiction.
An outlet can be anything that stimulates your brain in a positive way. Exercise affects the brain in various ways. It increases the heart rate which pumps more oxygen to the brain, It aids the release of hormones which provide an excellent environment for the growth of brain cells.
Exercise will also promote brain plasticity by stimulating growth of new connections between cells in many important areas of the brain.
Consume yourself with it
The next thing you will need to concentrate on is consuming yourself with positive energy stimulated by exercise and eating a healthy diet. If you engage in regular activity through exercise and a healthy diet, this will help you to keep your mind from reoccurring thoughts of negative influences.
You should keep a structured program of daily exercise and eating a healthy diet from the time you get up in the morning until the time you go to bed at night. You can help to keep this monitored by keeping a training log and a journal by your side at all times throughout the day.
I have often found that keeping a journal of my personal progress can help a tremendous amount when following through with goals, if you don’t keep a journal, it can be difficult to know exactly how much you have progressed if at all.
Redirect your thoughts
If you have been struggling with addictions for sometime, it can be a big task trying to steer clear from these negative influences, but if you stick to it with daily persistence and patience with yourself, it will surely pay off and it can be amazing at how much progress you can have over just a month or two.
It is never easy overcoming negative addictions, but with keeping your progress Journaled daily and by following positive influences such as others around you that may be a positive influence or other positive influences such as motivational recordings or videos can be of great benefit to you and your progress moving forward.
Never let recurring negative thoughts overcome positive progress that you have made, if thoughts of negative behavior keep persisting, don’t be afraid to ask for someone’s help in overcoming these situations because if you let these negative influences persist, in time they can weaken you to the point of completely giving up on your dreams.
Allow motivation to form you
In this next section I am going to be talking about the benefits of motivation and tactics that can form healthy habits in your daily activities of physical fitness and in your diet.
You will find that anyone who is successful is always highly motivated, that is the reason why these highly successful people are successful as they are, is because of the motivational tactics that they use on a daily basis.
No one ever became successful while not being motivated and not having the drive to conquer each new day. Each new day should represent to you as a new positive challenge and an opportunity for you to step up to the plate and take charge of the decisions that you have set out for yourself.
Motivation is a great benefit to you as long as you stick with it and don’t drop out of the race if things become a bit of a challenge to you. Motivation has been a big cornerstone for many great people spanning the globe ever since the beginning of time.
Without motivation there would be very little accomplished on anyone’s part, factories wouldn’t be pushing out the parts to keep the company running, grocery stores wouldn’t be keeping their shelves stocked and Starbucks coffee would have never been invited.
Are you ambitious? set up smaller goals along the way. Instead of shooting for losing 10 pounds this month, shoot for losing 2 pounds this week. Reward yourself for achieving the goal with some special time just for you to enjoy what you love most.
Eating for better health
You can keep the motivation burning strong, but if you’re not fueling your body and mind with the proper nutrition, you are going to grow weak and have a hard time functioning to keep your progress growing.
You could load up on sugary sweets and this may actually give your system a little zip, but that zip is only temporary and you are likely to suffer an energy crash about halfway through the day, that is to say that you start out your morning with a couple of doughnuts and a soda.
Is this the kind of diet that is going to help you reach your goal of physical fitness or is it just going to bear down on your midsection and keep you from achieving your dreams.
You will find that eating a healthy well-balanced diet will improve your energy for the long haul and will leave you feeling more satisfied. The right food will improve your thinking ability, your heart health and the way you feel about yourself as well as how you look.
If you have been struggling with any kind of negative addiction for a while, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s a hard thing to kick, but making the right and healthy decision will have a large impact on the way you feel about yourself and overall the way you feel.
Follow the principles I have discussed, keep a journal and a training log, keep focused on your training and training schedule, keep a healthy diet and listen to some motivational recordings every day as well as some positive affirmations.
Aside from eating healthy you may find some benefit in supplementing your diet with all natural nutritional supplements. If you are interested in checking further into this,
You can check out one of my reviews on living a healthy life with supplementation here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave them in the box below and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.