Here is a simple technique that helps you discover more about yourself … and usually uplifts you too.

Often the revelations can be both enlightening and really funny, so be open to the answers that come to mind as you start to write. If you are reluctant to do this publicly, then at least give it a go in private, but there is nothing like a newly devised simple process as a catalyst to begin to make a change.

Firstly lets define an addiction. You have an addiction if:

  • You keep thinking about (your addiction) and anticipate the next time you will be indulging in it.
  • You need to keep using (your addiction) more often to feel satisfied.
  • You have tried unsuccessfully to control or stop (your addiction).
  • You feel really moody, upset or angry when you try to control or stop (your addiction).
  • You regularly indulge in (your addiction) longer or more often than you originally intended.
  • You have severely compromised or risked the loss of a significant relationship or career opportunity because of (your addiction).
  • You have lied to people close to you to conceal the extent of (your addiction).
  • You use (your addiction) as a way to escape from your problems.
  • You suffer some type of physical, mental or emotional problem as a result of (your addiction).

Answer These Two Simple Questions

  1. What have you been addicted to in the past? And what benefits did it give you?
  2. What addictions do you have now? What benefit do you get from them?

Frankly, we all have addictions in some form, and it serves NO PURPOSE to feel bad about them. Feeling bad is rarely a good motivating factor to change anything. If you would like to change an addictive habit, simply start to FOCUS on something else that feels better. It really is that easy.

The trick ISN’T to try and get rid of addictions,
the key is to find something more life enhancing to be addicted to instead.

 

What would you like to become addicted to now?

I’d like to be addicted to making peace with where I’m at.
I’d like to be addicted to going easier on myself (and everyone else).
I’d like to be addicted to getting more massages, going for walks, sitting in solitude for a while.
I’d like to be addicted to remembering the good times.
I’d like to be addicted to imagining positive outcomes
I’d like to be addicted to speaking well of myself and others.
I’d like to be addicted to drinking more water.
I’d like to be addicted to doing really fun things.
I’d like to be addicted to living fully.
I’d like to be addicted to feeling alive.
I’d like to be addicted to spreading good news.
I’d like to be addicted to paying compliments.
I’d like to be addicted to appreciating what I already have.
I’d like to be addicted to making other people laugh.
I’d like to be addicted to being who I really am.
I’d like to be addicted to loving myself anyway.
I’d like to be addicted to being insatiably happy.
I’d like to be addicted to joy.

I’d NOW like to be addicted to …………………

For more ideas, take a look at Say YES To Something New.

Change your focus.
Change you life.

 

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What Would You Like To Be Addicted To?

About The Author: 

Elizabeth currently lives on The Gold Coast Of Australia and is a mother, teacher, business developer and author of the International Best Seller 500 Confessions. She worked as a Professional Counsellor, has trained to lead Group Therapy Workshops, attended many seminars by Robert Kiyosaki (world renowned best selling author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad), studied Strategic Intervention with Anthony Robbins and Cloé Madanes and is a certified Rebirth Practitioner (Australian Institute Of Rebirthing). These days Elizabeth enjoys a life of total luxury but still plays as a writer professional photographer and web designer. Her passion for living, loving and laughing, remains at the forefront of her focus.

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