Am I addicted?
What can we be addicted to?
Eventually nearly everything: foods, drinks, medicines, activities.
What are the signs of addiction?
- you think about it frequently
- you fear that you could not live without it
- it prevents you from doing other things
- it impacts your social life, your finances, or/and your relationships
Why is it a problem?
Addiction steals your freedom. It is like a chain that is holding you from discovering new activities, meeting people, using your money wisely, traveling.
How to get rid of if?
1/ The very first step is to acknowledge that you have an addiction. It requires a lot of courage and self-honesty.
2/ Then it might be a good idea to gather information from advised people: health professional, reliable friend/family member, religious person, teacher, counselor, organisation, coach.
3/ Keep yourself busy with different activities: area of interest you had and never took a chance to do, read new books, try sport and so on.
4/ Get rid of it for some time and see, feel your reactions. If you feel very uncomfortable, it is time to seek for help.
Need some help? Do not hesitate to contact me!