There is nothing more powerful than a person who has a made-up mind. Humans, in general, are amazing creatures, and none more so than someone who has the grit and determination to give something up that their mind and body has become accustomed to for years over time.
Truly, humans are habitual creatures. We wake up to television commercials about caffeine, soda, and alcohol. We go to stores where they sell tobacco, liquor, and yes, even sugar. All of these substances have been known to cause habitual responses in people which create alternative and negative lifestyles down the road.
While each substance abuse problem comes with a plethora of heartaches and pitfalls, many people have jumped the hurdle of overcoming their weaknesses and continue to live a habit free life after their addiction.
If you are someone who is considering this journey you may be wondering how you’re going to accomplish this feat. However, our experts have created a list of three ways that you can stay steady in your journey and help your body reclaim the purity of its childhood.
#1 – Be Close To Friends
One of the largest organizations which have helped countless numbers of people over the years is Alcoholics Anonymous. While this program is full of great ideas (and a program you may want to consider if you want to live habit free from alcohol), one of the things we love the most about Alcoholics Anonymous is the accountability feature.
Your “sponsor” is someone who will help you when the journey starts to get rough and believe us, it will get rough the first couple of weeks. However, by claiming a “sponsor” in the form of many friends, you are shoring up the accountability function in your life.
This is one of the most important ideas you can implement when you first begin your habit free journey. People who love you and people who support you will help you monitor yourself through the rough times.
These people who love you are not enablers, they are not coddlers, and won’t take any lip or believe your lies. They love you and, aside from someone else who just wants to get high, they will talk with you when you’re feeling a little weak, they will be the shoulder of support you need when those first couple of weeks are kicking your butt.
Having friends is one of the most powerful options you can lean on during a habit of free life. Stick with these people and you will be healthy and happy.
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#2 – Go Herbal For Sure
While we don’t want to get caught up in the science of withdrawals, receptors, signals, or any of that talk, we do want to point out that when you completely quit your habit “cold turkey” you need to know that your body will go through a period where it feels like it has been running through a blender and tossed out in a busy intersection. This is normal.
First of all, consult your doctor to inquire whether or not you need the cold turkey remedy in the beginning because some habits can cause serious risks when you quit outright.
However, for the people who are able to let it go today, it is crucial that you consider herbal options for your body to help you cope. There is a vast variety of herbs that you can use at your disposal which can help improve cognitive function, alleviate depression (one major symptom of addicts), aid in stress, and more.
Kratom is a tree indigenous to southeastern Asia and the native’s harvest, dry, and consume the leaves in a tea.
Kratom has been used for centuries and it is a plant that Mother Nature has intended to help people who are trying to get through the hard times of life. One favorite is the green Bali kratom strain that has been known to improve mood, energy, focus, and withdrawals in individuals who drink the tea regularly.
Herbs are symbiotic with the human body and there are literally millions of plants, trees, and other natural elements that have been known to help during times of crisis. Plus, staying close to nature has always been a good idea and better for your health.
#3 – Stay Consistent and Be Honest
If you are someone who is an addict, it doesn’t matter what your habit is. There are many forms of bad habits in which we should monitor our daily lives. For instance, sugar has several negative forms for the human body. Caffeine is a partial agonist that is also legal and many people must have it before starting their day. What can you get rid of to stay healthy?
Whatever the problem, it is critical that you stay consistent in your journey and be open and honest with yourself and with others. Depending on the nature of your addiction, this could be very rough in the beginning.
Our experts have found that when addicts kept a journal of their daily progress and felt it helped them to elaborate on certain elements of their goals. Your friends will keep checking in on you.
Don’t lie to them. It’s a natural reaction to respond “I’m just fine…” when a friend asks you “How are you?”. Make sure you are open so you can be more consistent with your journey.
The Road Less Traveled
Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost
Many people start their journey on this road, however, not many people make it all the way to the end. The end is a healthy, happy, addiction-free lifestyle. If you decide that you’re ready to step off the same old road you’ve been traveling over the years, you have made a choice that many have made.
However, you are different. You will make it to the other side because you understand that without testing you would never be the person you are today. We wish you the best of luck and make sure you insert these three strategies to live a habit free life in your future.
About The Author:
Wade Harman is the content writer for Kats Botanicals, a reputable hemp-based company that is leading the charge on valuable products for health and wellness. Wade has 17 years of experience in the botanical industry. His podcast, The Botanical Resistance, shares his passion for iTunes about bringing better educational information to the botanical community on various topics about alternative health.