Get Addicted to the Right Things

I am addicted to food. This is not some new revelation, but it is something that I am finally fed up with. I spent some time this morning thinking of how I was going to spend my day off wasting the day eating horribly and napping. But then…

I started to be productive. I was accomplishing things that I had been putting off. I started to feel good about myself and my mindset changed. I wanted to do more things I’d been putting off and the urge to eat so poorly went away. I was gaining the positive momentum and I wanted to keep it going in every aspect of my life. I am heading to the gym as soon as I finish this blog( and my oil change is complete).

And that’s the message- get addicted to the right things! Get addicted to exercising regularly. Get addicted to eating well and staying active. Get addicted to selflessly help other. Fuck it, if you are going to be addicted to something, get in the driver’s seat and choose it for yourself!

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

14 thoughts on “Get Addicted to the Right Things

  1. You are so right! 🙂 you got this handsome! I have your back. Just remember, if you fall off get back on next meal. Every meal is a choice. I love u!!!!❤️ I am proud of u

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  2. Bless you, Dan. Your “like” on my blog brought me to your blog. Your advice is just the reminder I needed today. I suffer from an addiction (which I gave into last night), and I too have found that a determination to have a productive day is the best “recovery” tactic. A while back I prayed to God to give me a “substitute” addiction, and since then, doors have opened for me artistically. To see all the “Wisdom” posts on my blog, enter the word “wisdom” in the search field on my blog (on the page of results, you have to click on each “This Week’s Wisdom” heading to see that day’s post).

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  3. Chewing (sugar free) gum throughout the day helps inhibit food compulsion. I work out almost every morning to allow myself to feel better for the day. I recommend everyone eating healthy, yet fun meals, so we don’t get annoyed. Good luck!

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  4. Hello Dan. I just read your post and I think I find the concept interesting, so I decided to comment on it. I like that you are working on your addiction and you are trying out other things to refocus yourself away from food. I believe that your efforts are commendable. However, if I may ask, have you ever reflected on why you are addicted to food? Have you ever traced back to the roots of when this addiction began? The truth is, if you do not address a problem from the roots, it can come back again. Refocusing from food to things such as being productive and exercise are good, but they could be temporary fixes. On days when there is no work to do and no gym to go to, the addiction to food can kick in again. I suggest that you reflect on the true cause of your addiction, and become committed to a life path that can help you seek the strength to overcome from higher places.

    I know my next question to you might sound strange but do you by any chance believe in God? Have you ever taken the issue to God in prayer? God is our creator and an ever present help in times of need. He has the power to strengthen us to overcome the problems and daily temptations in our lives. God does not focus solely on addiction, God would try to help you eliminate everything in your life that is holding you back from being what he wants you to be. He would convict you of your failures, strengthen you, pull you up when you fall down, and redirect your focus from things of the world and towards him. He would not forsake you. However, before God can do all of these things for us, we need to commit ourselves to him and begin a faithful relationship with him as well.

    Concerning strength, God promised his followers in several parts of the bible that he would help them if they maintain a faithful relationship with him. In the bible, Psalm 91:14-16 says:
    “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

    I suggest that you begin a relationship with God. Always remember, he would never forsake you.

    If you wish to start a relationship with God (if you do not already have one), here are the steps that I usually recommend:

    1) find a quiet space free from distractions, a place where you can pray.

    2) imagine that Jesus is in front of you, talk to him the way you will with a close friend. Tell him that you are ready to accept him, invite him to come into your life and become your lord and personal savior. Ask for forgiveness of past sins. Tell Jesus that you want to die to your old self and be reborn as a new creation in him. Pray that you inherit eternal life and the kingdom of God. Beware of sudden distractions when you pray, this is a trick the devil uses to stop us from having focused prayers. You might also get the feeling that God is not there or that you are simply wasting your time, this is another trick that the devil uses to discourage us from prayers.

    3) If you have any specific prayers, or something specific that you need, you can ask it in Jesus name, and God would attend to the prayers. God usually has three answers to prayers: Yes, Yes but wait, and No. God has a reason for every answer, and his answers are usually what is best for you. When you pray, you need to have faith that you will receive. God does not like it when we pray but doubt his ability to provide what we want for us. Lastly, prayers and faith without works wont bring results. E.g. If all a person does is prays and has faith that they would get a job, without actually applying to jobs, they WOULD NOT get a job. God does not work that way, God loves hard-working people, and God rewards hard-work. If all Christians had to do is pray, have faith, and stay home all day awaiting a blessing, Christians would be the laziest people on earth. LOL. Your part is to pray that God should fast-track your success, so that you recieve your blessings quicker than people who are relying on their own strength. Your blessings might also come in a bigger way. Remember to thank God when you get the answers to your prayers.

    4) Read the bible and obey it. You can find free bibles online. You can also find free bible apps on google play. Keep praying all the time and maintain a connection with God.

    5) Trials and tribulations may come your way, sometimes these are designed to test your faith, and sometimes they are simply tricks from the devil to get you to denounce the religion. At times like this, you pray to God, you fast, and you maintain consistency in the faith, this way, God would lift you above all trials and afflictions.

    6) You can join a community of bible believing Christians. Having friends who are believers would keep you on track, and the conversations about the religion would be beneficial to your faith.

    7) Get a water baptism, and pray to God so that you can receive a baptism in the holy spirit.

    8) Begin to educate yourself on the things of the lord. Read books from ministers who have practised deliverance, healing, seeing in the spirit, and other gifts. Read about how they got these anoiting and learn more about the workings of the spiritual realm through Christian books.

    (The things written in this list are not to be followed in any particular order. The most important thing is to begin by asking for a forgiveness of sins, confess Jesus as your personal lord and saviour, and pray for eternal life. You can mix up the order of the rest. However, I strongly suggest you do them all simultaneously).

    I pray that you find favor and grace from God, In Jesus name, Amen. God bless you. Have a great day 🙂

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