Addictions: The Demons Within, Escapism From Reality

By Soko Directory Team / Published May 4, 2021 | 8:18 am




KEY POINTS

Switching off your internet connection can be a positive habit to pick up and rewarding yourself after completing set tasks should also be monitored.

Maximize the Screen Time Setting on your phone, keeping in mind discipline makes all this possible.




By Lizwa Sally

More often than we are willing to admit, we have been addicted to something once upon a time in our lives. We may or may not be battling addiction as we read this piece.

There is no shame in admitting to falling short, it is human nature. Our goal is to improve ourselves, be better and not hold ourselves captives to what is in the past and or beyond our control.

Addiction can be defined as a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, though it is causing psychological and physical harm, even when we are aware of the effects. The term addiction not only refers to the dependence on substances such as heroin or cocaine. In fact, a person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical has a substance dependence but also refers to the inability to stop partaking in activities, such as gambling, eating, or working. In these circumstances, a person has a behavioral addiction.

We can all agree that we have picked up new addictions especially during the pandemic and times of quarantine and lockdowns just to cope. Spending massive amounts of time on Social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok without grasping the concept of time can be seen as an addiction as well.

This can go on for longer periods of time without us noticing as we have nothing more productive to consume our time with. This is dangerous as every other important thing in our life takes a backseat as we barely notice how time flies while on the apps. This makes our work and taking care of ourselves lag behind.

Having a list of activities planned out for the day can help keep that in check, however small those activities may seem. It is the fulfillment that comes with completing tasks that we are after. These activities can be as small as waking up and spreading your bed, drawing your curtains, opening your windows, taking your first glass of water, and much more.

Switching off your internet connection can be a positive habit to pick up and rewarding yourself after completing set tasks should also be monitored. Maximize the Screen Time Setting on your phone, keeping in mind discipline makes all this possible.

Choosing an accountability partner is also a good way of managing our time well by giving priority to the most important things. An accountability partner helps keep you on your toes and wants nothing but the best for you by holding you accountable. They not only motivate you but also help you stay on track to crushing your goals. Find one to help you be a better version of yourself be it in your fitness journey, positive financial habits journey, spiritual journey, whichever journey you need help accomplishing. You can return the favor by being their accountability partner!





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