Dealing with addictions – My journey to freedom.
Today, let’s talk addictions, this is like a testimony and I’m so grateful that I can talk about it because then I was in my personal hell.
December 25, 2019, I couldn’t eat, couldn’t pray, sleeping was a problem. I carried guilt around and it wore me down. I’m usually quiet at home so no one noticed that I was dying inside.
I was addicted and I couldn’t seem to stop.
I’m Oma and This is my journey to freedom.
It was a struggle. I felt dead inside,like there was no connection to my Maker, sermons, messages didn’t touch me. But I kept praying.. I was desperate for an answer so I kept at it. It was my way of transferring the burden I was carrying. If you’re not a believer, try meditating,.
2: Take a stand.
Deciding to quit is one of the major steps in your overcoming of the addiction. Once you’ve resolved to stop, you start finding helpers, you start finding yourself in situations that challenge you to be better. Once I resolved to stop, I felt energized.. I was up and determined to stay up, I still stumbled but I got up faster and stayed on the path.
3:Write about it.
It doesn’t have to be a blog post, it can be a letter or a daily journal to keep track of your decisions. I wrote a letter to myself, telling myself how this addiction didn’t belong in the idea of the person I wanted to be, i wrote about how this addiction would disappoint me and everyone looking up to me. It woke me up and strengthened my resolve.
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4:Talk to someone.
Don’t frown. I know we all like our privacy but this step actually helps. Talking to someone you trust and respect will aid you in your journey. There’s nothing like unconditional love and support from someone you hold in high regard. It pushes you to be better. It was very hard for me since I am intensely private, coupled with the guilt and the shame but I told my friends in the end and they supported me,They also kept me accountable. Be careful though and choose wisely whom to tell.
5: Take it easy.
You will fail. I’m not being negative..you will fail and fail again, but don’t let the shame and guilt keep you down, get back up and start all over. I cried a lot then but I didn’t quit.
It’s been 539 days since I took a stand and I can say with my chest that it was worth it.
Let’s talk in the comment section.
Peace and love,