A big part of staying healthy is doing healthy things. But on the other side of the measuring stick, you can also stay healthy by avoiding unhealthy things. It’s that whole ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ concept, but thrown into your life as a philosophical conduit.
So, on that avoiding list, be sure to include alcohol addiction, depression, poor diet habits, obsessions, and the wrong crowd. Heck, you may be able to stay healthy just using those avoidance habits, and then you don’t even have to worry about the hard parts of following positive actions that may be more difficult.
One of the easiest ways to jam your life up is if you end up dealing with a self-caused addiction. The two at the top of the pile are alcohol and drugs when it comes to uncontrollable behaviors after you’ve reached a certain point, and that’s when it’s time to head to rehab. Addiction is the ultimate antithesis of health, but at least for most addictions and addictive behaviors, the consequences are largely reversible. In the case that you are on the lookout for programs and clinics for alcohol addiction, rehabs similar to the Commerce City treatment center could be a potential choice. However, it is always prudent that you conduct thorough research about your choice of clinic.
Trying to avoid depression may sound easy or along the lines of common sense, but clinical depression, at the very least, is nearly impossible to control from the inside once its gotten its hooks into you. This is why, if you’re starting to feel the wheels of depression roll you along, there are so many different help groups out there at your disposal. It’s more than most people can do to fight depression on their own, and there’s no shame in reaching out to try to find the group that can bring you back into the light.
Chronically Poor Diet Habits
Don’t feel healthy? One of the very first things that you should do is check what your diet is. If it’s full of fat and sugar, then look up some dietary guidelines to see where all of your proportions are, and where they should be. Make a step by step plan for yourself to get back on the food train in a more moderate manner, and you’ll feel better in no time.
Obsessions Of Any Sort
Obsessions take you down dark paths. If you find yourself thinking in loops about anything, where it feels like some small thing is controlling your life, take the steps to make it stop. And there are obsessions with healthy as well as unhealthy things. No one wants to deal with the obsessive vegan (in addition to the fact that you can tell they’re unhappy with their lives in general).
The Wrong Crowd
As much as it’s healthy to hang out with the right crowd, it’s best to avoid the wrong crowd as well. And it’s not even like it’s difficult to tell who these people are. You may fall in because of convenience or even self-sabotage, but the sooner you say sayonara, the better off you’ll be.