You don’t have to say it out loud
At one point in our lives there was something we couldn’t share about ourselves. We hid it, kept it out of sight, and it was only you who knew about it. One day things changed and people got to know about what you were doing. How did it make you feel?
What are you hiding?
If people get to know your secret… have you played out these scenarios in your mind:
1. How will you react to it?
2. How will people react to it?
3. How will society react to it?
Three questions to ask yourself about your addiction
1. How will you react to it:
If someone gets to know about your addiction, think about it, how will you manage the situation? You have to understand that addiction is real and what you’re doing can stop. But if you feel that you cannot stop, you can. You can stop when you are determined to stop.
We are scared for our secrets to come out. Emotional control is very important and having your secrets come out can unhinged your emotional control. You can overcome the feeling of shame and heartache when you ready your heart. It’s not bad to disclose your addiction to someone. Be brave and you will get through it.
2. How people will react to it:
People are quick to point out the speck in your eye when they have planks in their eyes. We call such people hypocrites. In the midst of your addiction coming out they too have their addictions hidden, but everything comes out.
Don’t allow people to tare you down, as bad as it may feel, in time, you will be okay. An addiction is a bad thing to carry around and putting a stop to it is important. Don’t harm yourself or others when your addiction is made public, you are stronger than your addiction.
3. How will society react to it:
You need to pull up your grown-up pants when it goes public. If you’re doing something which has illegal implications, justice must play its part to help you overcome your addiction. If the law states that it is wrong then the law will have to intervene. It has to happen.
Overcoming addiction has many roads which lead to the same destination, you can overcome it. If your addiction requires someone to help you, go to a place nearby which can help you. Committing to Self-help is important. The road to recovery happens one step at a time.
You can overcome addiction
An addiction is something which hinders growth, hurts your life, and others. Healthline.com describes addiction as, “a chronic dysfunction of the brain system that involves reward, motivation, and memory. It’s about the way your body craves a substance or behavior, especially if it causes a compulsive or obsessive pursuit of “reward” and lack of concern over consequences.”
If something hurts your life and others it’s not good for you and you need to get help. Granted, it’s hard to stop… but you can stop when you make the decision.
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