A friend of mine who cannot start his mornings without coffee decided to give up caffeine last week. He read about it in Ayurveda – which basically says that anything that you are addicted to can put you off balance. So he decided to give it a try. Turns out it wasn’t too bad.
He gave up his morning coffee, did not have the 3pm office tea and probably had a decaf tea in the evening. He said following this regime, made it easy for him to go to bed early and wake up early. Something which he hasn’t been able to do for years.
He was able to better organize his schedule and also found himself having much time on his hands. It’s interesting to see how giving up one small addiction can bring so many changes it the life. I would have never thought that one would be able to get up early and go bed early just by giving up caffeine, in fact I would have thought it would be the other way.
Addiction of anything is harmful, even if that is the most wonderful thing. It doesn’t have to be just food, it could be activities, behavior anything. Addiction is basically falling under the trap of one thing – being dependent on something to such an extent that it might at times make you do things you won’t do normally.
There are cases where people find harming themselves or others because of addiction. It is like making yourself slave to something willingly. I personally was addicted to Pringles which I gave up and am leading a healthy life now.
Are you addicted to anything? Try giving it up today.