Are You or Do You Think You Are Addicted?
So many of us believe that we are addicted. We believe we are addicted to food, or sugar, or carbs or whatever it is. We believe that because we have obsessive or persistent thoughts about food or drink that we *must* be addicted. We label ourselves as addicts. “Hi, my name is Christy and I’m an addict.”
To me addicted is just another label and many times labels and diagnosis don’t benefit us. They give us a reason to have what we don’t want.
An addiction is really nothing more than a consistent habit in decision making. Anything that you consistently choose, it could be said you are addicted to.
But don’t you have consistent thoughts of love for your family, your spouse, your children? But you don’t worry about being addicted to love or being addicted to your children. You only worry about being addicted to things that are harmful to you. It’s like we use the word “addicted” interchangeably with “harmful for us.”
The problem I have with the addicted label is that it puts you in a place of feeling powerless, a place where you can’t change it yourself, and you can’t make a difference in your own life. With “addiction” (in the most classical sense of the word) you’re beyond help or you need outside intervention in order to overcome your situation.
But that’s just not true.
There are so many methods and modalities out there that can help you and empower you tp take control of your life.
When it comes to healing and transforming your life – it’s all about mindset. It’s about what you believe is possible or not possible. It’s about what you believe. What you can think you can achieve. The biggest determiner of success is whether not you believe you can do it.
So, why give yourself a label that keeps you feeling powerless? Why not give yourself a label that helps you feel strong and positive that you can achieve your goals? Positive that you are in control of your life? That seems like a better label to apply to yourself.
So, what labels are you applying you yourself today? And how can they be changed to empower you?