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How Not to Accept Your Addiction to Comfort

How Not to Accept Your Addiction to Comfort
Susan Vernicek
Written by Susan Vernicek

It’s being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity and I’ve experienced a level of it all.

Having an addiction to comfort can speak to so many of us women, right? Take a moment to reflect on any and all areas you may think you’re too comfortable. I’m willing to bet you have a few areas just like me.

“Don’t ACCEPT your addiction to comfort.” — Susan Vernicek

This quote kicks me in the ass every time I read it. It’s a trigger for me because I’ve been addicted to comfort in the past and honestly over the years as I reach different goals.

I usually figure out that I’m in the “comfort” zone when I hit a plateau in my personal and professional growth and/or realize I’ve been going through the motions of my day-to-day and my to-do lists.

What is addiction?

It’s being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity and I’ve experienced a level of it all.

Most of us wouldn’t think of our habits and patterns as addictions, but they can be.

>>The addiction to comfort is when you’ve lost your energy, excitement, and hunger for how you want to feel and live. Right?

>>Your addiction to comfort is wanting to change and giving it a try for one day to then throw your hands up because it felt uncomfortable.

>>The addiction is not being able to break the bad pattern, right?

Or maybe you have an addiction to:

Blaming others
Making excuses
Eating dessert every night
Hitting the snooze button 3 times every single day
Starting and quitting
Comparing yourself to others
Dating the same type of bad guy over and over

Which one can you relate to?

Is there an area where you want more, but too comfortable and stuck to make take action and disrupt your addiction to comfort?

Once you discover and accept which addictions you have, you can then take the next forward step and choose to break the addiction.

Just becoming aware of them and owning that you have a level of addiction, IS the start of the transformation. Think about how you can change the pattern, habit, and relationship to that addiction.

Addiction examples

If you need to have dessert every single night, that’s an addiction and maybe you can start by aiming to only have dessert 3 nights of the week.

If it’s having a glass of wine every night, that’s a form of addiction. It’s not bad, in my opinion, but it’s an addiction. The goal here is to become aware of your good and “not-so-good” addictions. Make sense?

Exercise

I invite you to grab a pen and paper and give this exercise a try. Write down all the good addictions that serve you well. Then write down the addictions that don’t always serve you well. Then explore a little more by making a decision on whether you should let go of that addiction.

For me it was, drinking too much during the week, so I cut that out. I used to be addicted to the LIFETIME channel and now I haven’t watched a LIFETIME movie in 5 years! I was addicted to orange juice, yup, as silly as that sounds I was. Now I have OJ when I need the extra Vitamin C and even then it tastes too sweet for me.

I can proudly say that at the age of 39, my addictions now serve me well. Over 10 years ago, my worst addiction was thinking about driving off a bridge. I overcame that thanks to being uncomfortable over and over so that I can retrain my mind and passion for life.

There’s plenty of proof out in the world that change and growth are possible. I believe in you. 🙂 xoxo

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Their answers can be random and in the moment. Or the answers can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I’ve learned to accept the responsibility for my decisions and results. With nutrition, weight loss, muscle gain, business success, marriage communication, etc. What effort am I giving and is it consistent?

Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I appreciate the digital life and how there is so much opportunity. There are so many ways for all of us to learn from one another, succeed and grow. I appreciate my coaches who push me to discover my powers.

Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

This life, being a mother and a wife. I’m extremely blessed and proud of the effort and energy I continue to give it and provide. I enjoy it and continue to grow every day.

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About the author

Susan Vernicek

Susan Vernicek

Facts about Susan Vernicek:
She's happily married and a mother of 5-year-old twins.

She's tried almost every fad diet back in her quick-fix days, admits at age 38, it’s a struggle to work hard on overall balance and is focused on not giving in to the unhealthy fads we see daily.

She’s all-natural with naturally blonde hair, uneven breasts, a bigger nose, and full of curves that she learns to appreciate more and more each day.

She had a career where part of her job was staring at herself 40 hours a week manipulating her very own face as well as others.

She’s the youngest of 7, ranging from 38-60+, an Aunt, Great Aunt, and even younger than some of her nieces and nephews!

She’s traveled and seen over 8 countries and spent a summer in London finding her passion and embracing life.

She created CJS Identity Properties. AKA IdentityMagazine.net, having no business background and at the age of 25.

She's a certified holistic life, mindset, nutrition, and fitness Coach.

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