Learn Self-Discipline to Beat Drugs
Now that you have accepted that you have a problem and are ready to start attacking your addiction it is time to start going over some skills that will keep you strong. The first skill that we will go over, and probably one of the most important, is self-discipline.
Self-discipline can be hard to master, especially when it comes to drug addiction. This can be especially true for those who are suffering from certain types of addictions such as alcoholism, addiction to prescription medication, and addiction to cigarettes. You are much more likely to see a beer or a cigarette in your daily life than you are a person using illegal drugs on the street.
Self-discipline can be thought of as your foundation for a healthier life. Whenever you build a foundation for a structure it needs to be dependable and strong, the same goes with your foundation for a better life.
The following chapter will go over self-discipline and how important it is in your battle with addiction. It will also some important tips that will help you build up your self-discipline in no time at all.
Using Self-Discipline to Say No!
Self-discipline is very important if you want to win your battle against your addiction. It is probably one of the most important skills you will have to learn and the truth is that it will not be possible to stay off the drugs if you do not have self-discipline. Keep in mind, even with self-discipline it will be difficult to win your battle but without it success will be impossible.
You need to build the inner strength that will motivate you along your journey to a drug free and healthier life.
If you are a person who has decided to try to beat their addiction on their own it is especially important that to build your self-discipline level and that you are prepared for the temptations that are sure to come your way. Life is going to test you and you need to make sure that you are prepared for the tests.
You can strengthen your self-discipline every day of your life. It is one of those one step at a time type things. Try changing just one decision you make in your daily life and as the days go on you will notice that it becomes easier and easier.
You need to think over things entirely before you make decisions and you need to make sure that you are making decisions that are beneficial to your recovery and do not put you at risk.
It may be hard at times but that is where self-discipline comes in. Self-discipline gives you the power to just say no, even if you are extremely tempted by drugs and feel like giving in.
probably already have good self-discipline skills or at least did at one point and just applied it to other areas of your life. A couple examples may be work or school.
Think about all those mornings you wanted to go back to bed but got up and did what you needed to do. That is a perfect example of self-discipline. Now you just need to take that skill and apply it towards your addiction. Remember that it will be hard but it will definitely get easier over time.
Also keep in mind, you may have setbacks but it is important to get back on track. Do not let one slip up destroy your motivation for change. It is possible and you can do it, it just takes self-discipline!