Addiction Freedom: 5 Ways to Release Bad Habits

Charles Bukowski said, “We don’t even ask for happiness, just a little less pain” and it is true; life can be hard sometimes, we all have demons to fight, and we can all feel overwhelmed; so, stop making your life even harder! In this article we’ll talk about five tips in Addiction Freedom: 5 Ways to Release Bad Habits!

1. Create a Life Where Doing the Right Thing is Easy

Are you making things easier or harder for yourself? When you live in an environment where doing bad stuff is easy, you will always tend to do it.

Let’s look at some examples:

  • Do you want to eat healthier? Where is the junk food and where is the healthy food?
  • Do you want to lose weight? Where are your gym clothes?
  • Do you want to read more? Is the book in a visible place?

You get the idea, sometimes doing the right thing is hard enough, so, don’t make it harder! Our brains are made to save energy, repeat actions until they are automatic, and it will work with everything that’s in sight, so create an environment where all the good or best options are close by and easy to catch onto.

Next, we are who we surround ourselves with, so you’d best look at your social circle and ask yourself: Do they want the best for me? Do they lie to me? Am I comfortable being myself when I am with them? These are tough questions, but they are necessary if you want to change your life for the better.

2. With Self-Discipline Anything is Possible

There are moments where motivation is not enough, having a routine and a goal will help you go through those tougher moments. You can argue that having discipline is hard and not everyone has it. So, here are some tips to help you build up your self-discipline:

  • Know your weaknesses
  • Know your strengths
  • Do not wait for it to feel right
  • Know how you will measure progress
  • Take care of yourself
  • Start small
  • Visualize your outcome

3. Start with Small Goals and Reward Yourself

Not to discourage you, but if you start with “elite” standards, you will give up much faster.

Imagine you want to start going to the gym, you have never been there before, you start going five times per week, two hours per session, and want to lift as heavy as a bodybuilder does. Well this will end up quite badly for you. Fatigue, overwhelm, over training, and more…Start small, learn the basics, prepare yourself and then start adding more volume.

So instead of going five days, start with the number of days that you know you will keep consistently without crying too much about it. Perhaps two, or three days, and once you have a base habit established, you can advance. And after reaching a few rep, set and weight goals, and achievements, reward yourself. This will help you stay motivated, so celebrate your effort!

4. Learn the Philosophy and Values Behind it

Whatever you want to do, do something that is meaningful to yousomething that encapsulates your values, something that will make you feel alive. If you want to change one of your habits, you need to know the reason behind it and why the habit started in the first place.

  • Do you want to be healthier? Don’t do it just because your Instagram feed makes you feel bad, do it because you love and respect your body, and because you want to feel better.
  • Do you want to play sports? Do not do it just because you want to look busy, do it because you genuinely want to learn new skills and meet new people.
  • Do you want to read more? Don’t do it just to have a collection of books on some shelf, do it because you love knowledge, good stories and enjoy growing your mind.

For anything that you want to do, do it for the right reason and it will be easier to maintain that action as a habit over time.

5. Take a Good Look at Yourself

This might be the hardest one. The first step to breaking bad habits is spotting and recognizing them, and the best way to do this is by being honest with yourself.

Stand in front of a mirror and ask yourself:

  • What am I doing with my life?
  • Am I trying my best?
  • Who do I want to be in a 5 years?
  • Am I doing the work today to become the person I want to be?

You do not have to answer them right away, but when you’re aware of what‘s holding you back, you can start working on a plan to heal and advance in your life.

These five tips will help you grow as a person and help leave those old bad habits behind. If I were to summarize everything said above into one sentence, it would be this: Every habit has a reason behind it, find it, and work upwards from there!

Are you suffering from a destructive habit, or do you know anyone who is? We’re currently holding FREE ADDICTION COACHING during this month of October, so please don’t suffer in silence get in touch NOW via phone or WhatsApp message on: +44(0)7757632971. Enquiries email:

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Agustin Cardone

Agustin Cardone, from Argentina, currently lives in Ireland, and studies psychology in Mexico. He fell in love with sports when he started playing rugby at 14, soon becoming team captain. He now lifts weights and practices boxing as a way to release stress. He is highly interested in the relationship between body and mind, and is curious about how the brain works and why people do what they do. He would like to help people with addiction, depression, and personality disorders. He believes we all have a story to tell and that we should express it.

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