One of the most important facts that parents need to understand is this: Children who practice healthy habits early in life are much more likely to continue those habits through their teen years and into adulthood. According to the American Association for Health Education a key reason for that reality is that a child’s brain is more impressionable than an adult’s.
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Do you sometimes feel your habits and choices control you, rather than the other way around? Is there something about yourself you’ve tried to change, but you just can’t seem to experience a breakthrough? Does fear hold you back from getting the help you need?
The truth is we all suffer from circumstances, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors that can cause disruption in our lives. Often we feel like we just have to live with it, but there is hope for change. Twelve-step programs can be of assistance to you or loved ones.
The 12-steps are spiritual—not religious—tools that can be applied to any issue in life. The steps have been proven to help countless people work through unhealthy life issues that separate them from God and other people, thus freeing them up to healthy relationships in the environment in which they work and live.
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“Kicking the Habit” is no easy task, at least that is what I’ve been told from several people who have tried. It seems like a very hard battle; a circle of trying to quit, starting back up, and then quitting again. However, I have also heard success stories of people who decided to quit and did just that. So I figured after last week’s blog about the dangers of smoking, I should also give you some information on how to stop smoking.
The following information was taken from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Web site.
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