It seemed that after a while life wasn’t life without them. I couldn’t have fun, I couldn’t enjoy the moment without one vice expanding it.
What did it take for me to break the habits that were killing me?
Alcohol- Taking a year off from drinking any alcohol whatsoever. It let me realize creativity I never knew I had, I was no longer reliant on it to have fun, and my other priorities became much more enjoyable.
Cigarettes- Believe it or not after trying the patch, the gum and cold turkey for over ten years. All it took was a book. The Easy Way To Stop Smoking, by Alan Carr.
Drugs, Partying & Raves- To get over this I simply did it with passion throughout my teens and my twenties. Now I don’t recommend this, but the truth is getting it out of my system was my cure. I went to raves every two weeks for over two years, drinking at parties every week, and experimented with drugs. You can’t really stop a person from living that kind of lifestyle, you can only hope that they don’t get stuck in it. Best way? Leading by example and showing the benefits of giving it up.
Over eating and no exercise- It was my comfort. Stressed? Eat. Angry? Eat. Overwhelmed? Eat. Dealing with stupidity? Eat. Can’t sleep? Eat. Depressed? Eat! This is an instant pleasure that probably causes the most deaths every year. The only thing that got me out of this is my breakup. My desire to prove people wrong and my education after the fact. Truth?
It has enhanced my life. Lemme repeat that; it has enhanced EVERY ASPECT of my life tenfold. No lies. It’s opposite now. I use exercise instead of food to relieve the above. Did it work at first? No. It took time, but when it did, I formed a new addiction that I will never end. Consistency. That’s the only way you’ll reach that level.
—Wilfred’s Simple Thoughts (at www.fb.me/wilfred.morillo)