Was just sitting here watching an unGodly
And somewhat embarrassing gross amount of videos
On YouTube today.
It got me to thinking about addiction.
You know, cuz I literally had not moved for like 2 hours…
Let’s take a moment for a word from our friends Merriam-Webster
Addiction: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful
Yup, they say sitting is the new smoking and boy can I tell you
If it’s not harmful to your health, it’s at the very least harmful to your back…
NE hoo, I was thinking about all that I’ve learned about addiction
And how it relates to change.
You know, people can criticize and shame you, but it doesn’t really equate to change.
Change, starts in your heart and mind and there’s
Actually scientific proof that shows how
Criticism, and shaming are UNhelpful when it comes to making a change.
But listen to this Bro Nameth…
Addiction is not just related to drugs or alcohol.
Naw bruh, addiction is your body, mind, state
And what have you, craving for a specific mix
Of hormones or body sauce as my friends like to call it.
So if someone is addicted to say eating
It’s not really about the food
It’s about the feeling
When you think about it, it’s not about what’s going into the body
It’s what’s going on IN the body or more specifically the mind…
Our mind is ultra powerful broham and the important thing
To remember about it, is that it’s responsible for keeping us “sane”
Now to do that, it must always work to keep things normal or at
For instance, if you’ve adapted to something like doing 10 pushups
You could imagine that if you instead did 20 one day
You would feel the burn.
But say you wanted to maybe stop smoking.
You would feel the burn
But differently, as your body struggled to adapt to the change.
Change is so hard, because your body reacts by resisting
Your mind fights hard as well because it sees this change as loss
And grieves which leads to sadness and mild depression.
So yeah bro, I feel ya change can be tough, but there is a secret
Not every body knows this, but they should.
Because when our mind tries to tell us that we NEED to be
You can ask this one question.
Write this down if you’re taking notes at home.
Is it true?
Do you NEED to feel anything or is it just your mind trying to
Return you to a homeostasis you now recognize as sucktastic?
Stay present and stay focused on what you really want.
Jerry “change machine” Washington
P.S.You may be looking for change right now in your own life.
I would encourage you to pursue that change now.
Don’t wait until you need change, want it now.
You have the world at your finger tips and a ton of options.
One is here: Project SELFFY my private Facebook group
Where we go a little more in depth about topics just like this.
See you there. Talk soon…