Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Cross Addiction-Secondary addiction-emotionally driven. So many people don't realise how dangerous cross addiction really is, find out more


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By Denisia Adams
Mondegreen \MON-di-green\ , noun;
1. A word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of a word or phrase that has been heard.

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
Though the modern unicorn is usually depicted as a majestic white horse with one long horn growing from its forehead, traditional imagery also includes a billy goat beard, lion's tail, and cloven hooves. It was highly sought after in the middle ages for its horn, which was believed to neutralize poison, and for its milk, which was thought to be an aphrodisiac. Unicorns appear in the mythology of many ancient cultures

How to Stop Making Excuses
Have you ever made excuses for sitting around waiting for things to change and getting nowhere? With all the benefits of getting into condition, seeking desired education, training, a job, or a career change, why would you still hesitate?
List all your excuses for why you have not, or cannot, accomplish a particular goal. Once you have all of these excuses written down in front of you, you can go through each one, and find ways to get around each one. There is always a way, but as long as those excuses sit in your head without being addressed, they will remain obstacles.
Be your own leader. Get moving... be like a manager and promoter for your plans.
Check into your opportunities. Don't accept any reasons to procrastinate (like the weather or your environment). If you find yourself acting like the world is against you, almost as if the world is trying to stop you from getting ahead, you may be a pessimist.
o Be a positive thinker: Be Optimistic.
o Improve yourself and strengthen your character: Strengthen Character.

o Decide to live in the moment: Live Urgently.
3 Stop procrastinating using self talk. The way that you view a task and describe it to yourself has a big impact on how you'll approach it, or whether you'll do it at all. The good news is that if you can become aware of these mental dialogues, notice the patterns, and turn them into productive statements, then you are empowered to overcome many unwelcome feelings and behaviors.
4 Write personal long term goals. Also, set short term goals you need to do to get them done. Be Responsible, accountable (help yourself and your employer to do better), and adaptable to your situation. The most important thing when setting long term goals, however, is to be as detailed as possible. Many people find it helpful to visualize themselves accomplishing and living the goal, almost like a movie playing in their minds. Some people even use self-hypnosis to help with achieving goals.
5 Set priorities. Use your time, talents, and resources with the people, activities, or things that are meaningful to you. Stop wasting any of those on (unnecessary) things or people that are not helping your life -- or that keep you from moving forward into what you want to be or do. Take a big task, and break it down to the smallest number of steps you can, and tackle each step one by one, like a to-do list.
6 Stop Hesitating. If you find yourself analyzing, maybe even agonizing over some decision or task, there are some underlying fears that need to be addressed. For example, maybe you imagine the worst case scenario. Or maybe you're simply scared of failure.
7 Check off things on your list as you do them: including doing needed work or chores, etc. Perhaps keep a "goals" journal. Feel the sense of accomplishment from getting started. Sometimes when you feel unmotivated, it helps to look back and see all the things you have already accomplished, no matter how small their are.

Michelle Jafter from the National Youth Development Agency. Michelle is responsible for career guidance, counselling and business information. She joined me today to discuss the options there are for failed matriculants, for students with financial difficulties etc.

Lastly I was joined by Herman Lategan. Herman does marketing for Harmony Addition clinic (www.harmonygroup.co.za) being a recovery addict he is passionate about the education of substance abuse and therefore I’ve labelled him as a drug activist. On today show we discussed a highly important topic and one that’s been neglected, cross addiction. These are the secondary addictions recovering addicts latch onto be it eating, sex, smoking even Facebooking. The reason why this is dangerous is simply because this has the strong ability to make a recovering addict relapse or create an addict. These secondary addictions are emotionally driven i.e “I need to smoke because I’m stressed”.

Anna Quindlen

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

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