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addictions ; 9 ways to break for wellbeing

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Breaking addictions can indeed be crucial for overall wellbeing. Addictions refer to a dependence on substance or behaviors that can have detrimental effects on physical, mental and emotional health. Whether its substance abuse such as drugs or alcohol or behavioral addictions like gambling or excessive internet use or social media. Overcoming these addictive patterns is essential for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here, 9 major addiction we must break for physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing.


(1) Comparison; – Comparison leads to rushed goals, dissatisfaction with life and feeling of inadequacy. Comparison will zap the joy out of your life, if you let it.

Try this; – Add a simple gratitude practice into your morning evening routine.

(2) Comfort; – The comfort zone is where dreams go to die. you don’t need to jump off a cliff but you do need to push yourself a little closer to the edge.

Try this; – Use 85% rule- learning is optimized when we get things right about 85% of the time.

(3) Quitting; – The only way to guarantee failure is to quit. Simple staying in the game long enough will put you ahead of most people.

Try this; – Commit something and give your friend 150 US dollars. If you quit, they get to keep the money.


(4) Distraction; – Do you distract yourself from real life?  Not including sleep- is 3 ever a time when you are not watching, listening or consuming some kind of information? 

Try this; -Schedule two 15- minutes blocks each day to do NOTHING. No inputs. No distractions.

(5) Your phone; – You knew it was coming. Phone addiction is real and dangerous.

Try this; – Turn your phone on 1 hour before bed. Don’t turn it on for 1 hour after you wake. your life will transform before your eyes.

(6) Waiting for perfect conditions to start; – There is someone out there who’s way less qualified than you- living the life you want. Simply because they took actions.

Try this; – Jeff Bezos’ 70% rule- Take action when you have 70% of the information you wish you had.

(7) Multitasking; – We have to make a personal commitment to single tasking this year.100% intention in everything we do. Whether it be writing, reading or even watching a movie. Half focusing leads to having assessing. 

Try this;- Commit full focus to whatever you are doing.

(8) Complaining; – Complaining may seem harmless. But over a period of time, it will train your brain to seek out the negative side of everything.

Try this; – Where are rubber bands on your wrist for a week. Every time you complain-snap it.

(9) Procrastination; – Pink Floyd said it best; and then one day you find 10 yours have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you miss the starting gun, terrifying right? Don’t lose your life to procrastination.

Try this; – 5 minutes rule; – If you are procrastinating on something just work on it for 5 minutes. The hardest part of a task is getting over the hump of starting.

Dr.Hetal Patel


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