How to Practice Self-Control

How to Practice Self-Control in Addiction Recovery

By Jennifer McDougall

“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on external conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”
― Dale Carnegie

Self-control is an essential aspect of leading a fulfilling life. It involves regulating one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to achieve goals, maintain healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions. However, practicing self-control can be challenging, especially in a world that constantly bombards us with distractions and temptations. This blog will delve into the importance of self-control and provide practical tips and strategies for developing and maintaining this crucial life skill. Whether you’re looking to improve your focus, manage your emotions, or make better choices, this guide will provide the tools and guidance you need to start building self-control today.

  1. Know your weaknesses and monitor them as soon as you are triggered to act on them so you can turn away and make better choices.
  2. Strengthen your self-discipline by breaking free from procrastination habits and adopting an “I can and I will” attitude.
  3. Get rid of all temptations (junk food, alcohol, cigarettes, toxic friends or family members, distractions, etc.)
  4. Practice healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and working out
  5. Set goals and take action rather than make excuses
  6. Check-in with yourself often with daily meditation, deep breathing exercises, and journaling
  7. Surround yourself with positive influences
  8. Activate a strong sense of confidence by taking better care of yourself
  9. Be led by your purpose and not under the control of others
  10. Don’t be afraid to say “No” Either people will respect your boundaries or they won’t; the ones that don’t are people you don’t need in your life

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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