By: SOL Recovery Center 04 Aug 2016

A substantial part of an addiction is the mindset that influenced it and sustains it. With most things, the more you do it, the less you have to think about doing it. This is called forming a habit. In order to lead a good life, good habits have to be formed. It then makes sense that harmful habits such as harboring negative thoughts are a threat to a healthy lifestyle.

It’s not always easy to do the right thing. Something as simple as making a healthy dietary decision can be hindered by the thought of how good that burger from the nearest fast food restaurant would taste. The prospect of instant gratification and convenience are common threats to making the right decision. It does not help when inflicted by a disease such as a substance abuse disorder.

Making a conscious effort to alter one’s thoughts, however, goes a long way. Soon enough, positive thinking will become second nature. This is not to say that medical help should not be sought, but this is something you can do to change the foundation of your life.

So, what will it be? The juicy burger or a heart healthy dish?

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