If you struggle with some sort of addiction, there is no easy way to beat it. It takes a lot of time and patience. But there are ways to breaking free from your addiction. Below are five ways to being free from your addiction.
There’s nothing more powerful than prayer and if you truly believe that Christ can set you free, He can! He gives us the victory over any battle we face! Now, that’s not to say to only pray when you are in trouble, but to surrender all to Him. You can fight this battle on your own but if you ask God to help you and strengthen you in your weak moments, He will and it will be easier when He comes to the rescue. Reading The Bible will also help renew you mind and soul.
- Have an Accountability Partner
If you know someone that you can trust; go to them and explain your situation. Let them know that you want to beat this thing and that you will do what it takes. Keeping a journal and writing down times you “fall” will help because your accountability partner can help you and encourage you to continue and not give up just because you slipped up once or twice.
- Distract Yourself
Focus on other activities that will get your mind off your addiction. Go for a walk, listen to music, hang out with friends. Whatever activity will keep you occupied is best! Even try going on a date with someone you have been crushing on lately. Once you have your mind on that person, you won’t even have time to think about anything else.
- Track your Progress
Keeping a journal to track your progress can be very beneficial. If you happen to fall into temptation, write it down as well as why you had the urge in the first place. The next time you have the urge to fall, grab your journal and write instead. Write down your thoughts and the triggers that make you want to cave.
It appears as though exercise is a solution to a lot of problems we face. It helps us lose weight, it keeps us healthy, and we look great (once it becomes a habit, of course!) Exercise keeps us in tip top shape so that no heart attacks or diabetes strike. Make exercise apart of your daily routine to avoid giving into your temptations.
Beating an addiction is probably one of the toughest things anyone can do. The urges are constant as well as the withdrawal symptoms. Dealing with this on your own is probably not the best approach, that is why it is best to be accountable to someone who can really help and bring encouragement. The ideas listed above are only a few of many other things you can do to beat your addiction. While the road may be tough in the beginning—it will be well worth it if you stick with it until you are free from your addiction!