DEFEATING ANOREXIA ADDICTION, Part 3
The teenage gal (in Part 2) began this day-by-day Win Life plan, the process of “living a brand new me.” There are FOUR FOUNDATION PILLARS to beat any addiction and all destructive behaviors, including anorexia and suicide thinking.
PILLAR ONE – ENVIRONMENT CONTROL
- Be diligent about mind mastery; you alone control your thoughts and words.
- Choose friends who are positive, live gratitude; avoid negative people. Your friends indicate your future.
- Plan your purpose. Know what you must do to be a better you today.
- Take full responsibility for your actions and eliminate self-focus and self-pity. Realize you are the President of your life.
PILLAR TWO – CRUCIAL OTHERS
- Carefully select your advisory team. To be considered, the crucial others must demonstrate two character qualities. The first quality is PTR (Proven Track Record) meaning a proven person may not be perfect but will seek forgiveness and make restitution. A fake person will make excuses, deny his faults, or become angry and blame others. The second quality is WOBI (Worthy of Being Imitated) meaning a trustworthy person who lives in a such a manner others want to imitate his actions. People who do not walk, just talk, are disqualified from having a voice in your life; they can be loved but have little or no say in your life.
- Build your team of a spiritual leader, an addiction leader, a financial leader, a fitness leader.
PILLAR THREE – REPETITION
- Daily list what you should do and what you should not do. One famous leader said it took him too many years to learn this life principle. He did what he should not do and did not do what he should do.
- Daily say five gratitudes, one should be a thankfulness and a self-love for what God made. God said you are beautiful because He made you (Ps. 139:14).
PILLAR FOUR – SATISFACTION
One of the marks of addiction is the tolerance effect. Often an addict feels he needs greater and greater “doses” to satisfy himself, no matter what the addiction is.
- Realize our mind can be distorted by an initial rush which then will demand more and more. The initial addiction will increasingly bore ourselves.
- Realize God alone can satisfy the deepest longings of our souls. St. Augustine learned this after years of living and wrote: “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in You.”
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1.