6 Addictions You Need to Get Rid of As Soon as Possible

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)


There are a lot of things that are unhealthy yet hard to let go of. You need to be really determined if you want to live a healthy life.


Here are some of the addictions you might have right now and how you can deal with them.

1. Smoking. Once you start smoking, it’s hard to stop it. You don’t have to stop altogether, but make sure that you gradually lose this vice.

Try lessening the number of cigarette sticks you consume each day until eventually you can live without any at all.

It’s even better if you find an inspiration, someone who will push you to change your ways.

2. Eating. Not only does this make you unhealthy, this will also make you feel bad about yourself. That seems to be incongruent with the fact that eating food make you feel better, right?

But think about the ramifications of your eating splurges—a wider waist and fat deposits all over the body. Do they make you happy?

3. Drinking. Alcohol has made people do crazy things. You should always keep this in mind every time you want to reach out for that bottle.

Instead of drinking alcoholic beverages, turn your attention to fresh fruit juices. You can even make them yourself and combine all sorts of fruits.

And if you are still craving for a hint of alcohol, try red wine. At least it has antioxidants. Just make sure to moderate your consumption, of course.

4. Using drugs. They say it’s a part of growing up. But is it really? Years ago people didn’t even know drugs, and they survived. Actually, they were far healthier back then.

Drugs are hard to get over, and some people even need rehabilitation for that. Don’t put yourself in that situation while you can help it.

Say no and keep away from people who do drugs so that you won’t get tempted.

5.Living a sedentary life. It sure is nice to just stay at home, sit in front of the television, and watch all those movies or play all those games.

But did you know that that kind of lifestyle makes you prone to heart failure, stroke, and high blood pressure?

Why don’t you go out, exercise, and meet new people instead?

6. Negative thinking. The mind is so powerful that if you believe something bad will happen, there is a high change that it will come true.

You will not benefit from thinking negatively, so instead focus on happy thoughts.

Think positively—who knows, maybe you can win that car you’ve been dreaming of.


There are a lot of things that are unhealthy yet hard to let go of. You need to be really determined if you want to live a healthy life.

Here are some of the addictions you might have right now and how you can deal with them.
1. Smoking. Once you start smoking, it’s hard to stop it. You don’t have to stop altogether, but make sure that you gradually lose this vice. Try lessening the number of cigarette sticks you consume each day until eventually you can live without any at all. It’s even better if you find an inspiration, someone who will push you to change your ways.
2. Eating. Not only does this make you unhealthy, this will also make you feel bad about yourself. That seems to be incongruent with the fact that eating food make you feel better, right? But think about the ramifications of your eating splurges—a wider waist and fat deposits all over the body. Do they make you happy?
3. Drinking. Alcohol has made people do crazy things. You should always keep this in mind every time you want to reach out for that bottle. Instead of drinking alcoholic beverages, turn your attention to fresh fruit juices. You can even make them yourself and combine all sorts of fruits. And if you are still craving for a hint of alcohol, try red wine. At least it has antioxidants. Just make sure to moderate your consumption, of course.
4. Using drugs. They say it’s a part of growing up. But is it really? Years ago people didn’t even know drugs, and they survived. Actually, they were far healthier back then. Drugs are hard to get over, and some people even need rehabilitation for that. Don’t put yourself in that situation while you can help it. Say no and keep away from people who do drugs so that you won’t get tempted.
5. Living a sedentary life. It sure is nice to just stay at home, sit in front of the television, and watch all those movies or play all those games. But did you know that that kind of lifestyle makes you prone to heart failure, stroke, and high blood pressure? Why don’t you go out, exercise, and meet new people instead?
6. Negative thinking. The mind is so powerful that if you believe something bad will happen, there is a high change that it will come true. You will not benefit from thinking negatively, so instead focus on happy thoughts. Think positively—who knows, maybe you can win that car you’ve been dreaming of.


Aleshsa Wilson is a staff writer at RockwelNutrition.com. You can get the latest Rockwell Nutrition coupon here.

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