As the saying goes “prevention is better than cure”, this is very true. All forms of vices can make an individual unhealthy, whether it’s emotional or physical sickness. There are different ways to avoid or stop vices and below are a few of them:
Acknowledge that you have a bad habit that needs to be stopped. The first thing that you need to do is to accept that you have vices that you need to break.
We all know that peer pressure contributes in motivating an individual to participate in doing things that he or she does not want to be involved. Vices can be very addictive once you are exposed to it, and without proper guidance, the result can be devastating in the long run. Establish a firm decision; saying “no” to your friends is a good start.
Find someone and something else
Look for someone else who doesn’t like vices and be part of this kind of environment. Try something else that can become your positive habit. Battle vices with the right kind of attitude and you will surely help yourself.
Motivate yourself by reading the bad effects of vices. Put in your mind how it can destroy you, this way, you can challenge yourself to stop, which gives you more self-control.
Get counselling, medication or both
You can always talk to a psychologist for counselling; ask your doctor about using medications or do both. Ask your physician the options that you have. But you need to remember that they can all be useless if you do not have discipline, will and the drive to motivate yourself to stop.
Remember, you hold the key to decide in stopping or avoiding vices. This is not easy but this is possible for anyone who would like to change their lives. Think more of the positive outcome and benefits that you can get, this will make you and your loved ones very happy.