5 Lifestyle Changes that Will Help Beat Your Addiction

By Lauren Turinetti | April 17, 2018

The trouble with addictions is their ability to invade all elements of your lifestyle. When a person is addicted to a behavior, substance, or action, it becomes interwoven into every facet of life itself. When a person decides that their addiction is unwanted, it is not simply a matter of choosing to give that addiction up.

Nature abhors a vacuum! This is central to kicking an addiction’s grasp on your life. To part ways with an addiction, abstinence is not the only needed step. An addiction occupies a significant portion of your mind, body, and soul. If the addiction is dropped, something else must take its place.

Replacing Addiction-Promoting Actions

Many things are substantial and satisfying enough to take the place of an addiction. Whenever the thought of taking part in continuing an unwanted behavior arises, try these activities instead. It is important to identify what your triggers are. According to Recovery Resource Group, you aren’t going to beat your addiction until you know what causes it. Have the courage to believe that changed behaviors can replace your dependency on whatever you are addicted to.

Positive Social Interaction

Seek opportunities to spend time in social situations that do not require the use of addictive substances. Most likely, these are family gatherings and meetings with friends. This also entails a separation from friends who normally encourage an addiction. Attend school productions, classes at a community center, or study groups. It is even better when these activities take place during the times of day and night when addictive urges arise.

Spiritual Exploration

Many people use substance abuse to counter an empty soul space that would otherwise be occupied by growing spiritually. Along with a sobriety plan, introduce regular meditation, spiritual worship, or mindfulness exercises. Here, many cognitive ideas are shared that will help you realize that substance dependency can be overcome with various forms of human fellowship.

Exercise

The pull of addiction is largely physical. When a person feels the need to follow an addiction, the need can be met with physical exertion. Join a gym and trade party partners for personal trainers. Getting involved in CrossFit communities is a great way to help your body recover from addiction, and to meet other people with similar goals. CrossFit is easily customizable to your fitness level, and it promotes social interaction that can help you resist the pull of addiction.

A Total Reinvention

While you work to overcome an addiction, it is important to realize that the life you have created is also perceivable by others. Take a chance, and reinvent yourself. Buy the clothes you’ve always wanted to wear. Shop at grocery stores during unusual times. Wear a smile if you are accustomed to looking down. Step out of your ordinary box. Radical shifts in controllable behavior are powerful when gaining an advantage over other behaviors that seem impossible to overcome. Shifting into a new personal paradigm is probably the most useful tool for conquering an addiction permanently.

SHARE:

Related Posts

Leave a comment

You may also like

What You Wear to the Gym May Be Holding You Back

You don’t need to spend a fortune on the latest Under Armour fitness line (although soon you may find yourself eyeing them), but being conscious of what you wear to the gym can help you lift more and run longer with fewer injuries.
Read More

5 Ways to Stay True to Yourself and Your Personal Goals

We all struggle with certain aspects of life. Whether it’s eating healthy on a weekend night or waking up at 5am to make it to the 6am workout.
Read More

So here’s the thing about Intensity…

In today’s fitness industry Intensity has simply become a buzzword. People use it to describe all sorts of workouts and claim that the more intense their particular program or system is, the better. I am here to clear the air a little bit around the ethos of Intensity.
Read More

Introducing the New Home of CrossFit Black Bear!

Still not sure what exactly CrossFit Black Bear has to offer? Well, wonder no more! We’re excited to finally share the floor layout and a comprehensive 3D rendering of the new home for CrossFit Black Bear!
Read More

The POWER of Positive!

Whether we know it or not, our mindset towards a workout and the thoughts we have before, during and after a workout affect our abilities to perform.
Read More
About

At CrossFit Black Bear we provide you with the tools, and knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle, both inside and outside the gym. Serving Orono, Old Town, Bangor and Brewer Maine! 5 minutes from the University of Maine (UMaine).

Contact
482A Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 631-6136
info@crossfitblackbear.com
Instagram
  • Honoring all who served. 🇺🇸
  • Take care of your body people!! You only get one! ...well, if Altered Carbon or Westworld is really in our future, then maybe you can get a few bodies...but we wouldn't recommend putting all your eggs in that basket just yet 😂
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#maine #orono #oronomaine #oldtown #mainelifestyle #mainelife #umaine #umo #workhardfeelgood #fitnessjourney #wellness #mobility #hbo #crossfit #alteredcarbon #westworld #bandedshoulder #shouldermobility #friyay #frontsquat
  • "For the ocean is big and my boat is small. Find the courage." — Alanis Morissette
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#maine #orono #oronomaine #oldtown #imonaboat #mainelife #umaine #umo #workhardfeelgood #fitnessjourney #wellness #crossfit #rowing #cardio #conditioning #metcon #weightlossjourney #healthandwellness #alanismorissette
  • When Eric does "push-ups", they are really "earth downs".
© 2017 CROSSFIT BLACK BEAR ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | SITE BY WKD1

Pin It on Pinterest