101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 58- Let Go of Addiction

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” – Agnes Repplier

I quit smoking about 7 years ago. It wasn’t that big a deal since I started at age 30 and had only smoked 11 years.

The biggie for me happened this past October. I gave up Dr. Pepper’s, a life-long addiction. DPs were my comfort food supreme. I used to think if I had a Dr. Pepper, I would feel happy no matter how bad the day had been.

After working with addicts for many years as a hypnotist, I really feel sugar addiction is one of the very worst. Sugar addiction is insidious for many reasons. People don’t usually lose their families or jobs over sugar, but they often lose the one thing none of us can live without–our health.

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Dr Pepper was my #1 life long addition.

I finally decided it was time to give up Dr. Pepper when my blood sugar had crept from “pre-diabetic” to Type II range. I’m not finished getting sugar out of my, but I’ve made a huge impact by letting go of this addiction.

And you know what? The happiness and self-respect I feel from letting go Dr. Pepper is geometrically greater than the shallow and fleeting sugar high it used to provide.

What addiction do you need to let go of to achieve true happiness?




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Stop procrastination with hypnosis. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Zen proverb

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