Remember, going for a run is cheaper than therapy.
So whether it be cigarettes, swearing, bad behaviour, bad eating habits or anything else that you need to change because you consider it an addiction or bad habit.
What is the best cure for Addiction?
Is Laziness close to Godliness?
Why not try being lazy?
It takes an enormous amount of effort to keep bad habits. For example:
Most people hate getting up in the morning BUT a cigarette smoker will happily;
- Wake up early
- Get dressed
- Drive to the closest store
- Purchase cigarettes
All for their addiction.
But I seriously doubt that anyone would do the same thing to get something positive like
Healthy food or catch a lecture or buy a bouquet of flowers for a loved one.
So being Lazy can help kick-start your end to addiction but you will also need to know how to take action and do something positive.
The point is that you need control of yourself so that you can become either lazy or active when the situation calls for it; and most of us are active in bad habits and lazy with our good habits. We just need to switch it up.
What is Addiction really?
Smokers are not addicted to how wonderful cigarettes make them feel because cigarettes make you feel crap.
They are addicted to;
- The sensation of Deep breathing which is associated with smoking and which is calming especially without the cigarettes.
- The Type of social interaction that it brings, with a cigarette in your hand you can interchange conversing with someone and indulging at the same time and it’s acceptable. If you don’t wish to talk or even when you are just listening you can puff away and feel good that you have human interaction.
- The Fear of missing out on having a cigarette. We catalogue and list activities in our brains, When we are not smoking and even when we are smoking we are subconsciously thinking about our next cigarette because we have programmed smoking to be a task that we must complete. In our minds we feel obliged to have that cigarette because it’s the norm in our routine.
As you can clearly see Addiction is more a mental than physical thing, therefore you need more mind power than physical power to control it.
Using Meditation to rid yourself of addiction
We consider two things when creating good or bad habits;
So in order to Delete/Control this habit from your system you must convince yourself that;
1. It is hard to do and uncomfortable.
2. You don’t enjoy it or get any satisfaction both while you are doing it and after you have done it.
How to do it?
An example would be to get yourself into a slow and deep breathing cycle, then be in a positive happy frame of mind.
(The reason you set yourself up in a deep breathing and positive frame of mind from the beginning is so that your mind and body associate all that you now do with these good sensations.)
Remember a time that cigarettes made you feel sick
imagine you have just smoked three cigarettes in a row and get the sensation that you no longer need one for now.
The point is to own your feelings and convince yourself that you do not need cigarettes.