Habit or addiction?

Whenever I see a cup off coffee I start humming the tune to a commercial, which I find completely hysterical because I don’t drink coffee. That’s right. I’m one of those crazy people who does her best to not be bound by addictions, even one as simple as drinking coffee.

But have you really ever thought about it? Do you have to have some coffee in order to wakeup enough to produce a legible thought? Or to calm your mood so that your family doesn’t disown you?

I promised myself as a teenager that I would never let anything have that much control over me. And I’m attempting to stick to it! But let’s be honest… I’m a constant work in progress. The good news is, I haven’t quit!

Then there’s the question; can a habit become an addiction? Yes! From my life experiences, this is the difference: Anything that is done out of habit that is good for you, your goals, and what matters most to you, is something you should always be working on! When the habit starts to interfere with any of those things and/or becomes a crutch in any way, it’s turning into an addiction. Does that make sense?

So what about you? Do you have an addiction that you need to conquer? Shopping, food…  really, it could be anything!

Now once you’ve identified it, how do you conquer the addiction? You have to want to let it go bad enough to set goals and do them. Intentional action is the key. Without it, the addiction wins.

What’s my addiction? Honestly, I’m sure I have some totally off the wall addiction with something and don’t even realize it. So, I’ve decided to figure it out! I’m sure there will be some blog post about it in the future.

Until next time,

Look in the mirror, tell yourself you’re awesome and decide to have a beautiful day!

Dawn


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