Addiction: Five ways to cope by distracting the mind from cravings/urge

Addiction: Five ways to cope by distracting the mind from cravings/urge

Clean. It might sound silly, but focusing on minute details with a clear objective in mind (a clean stove) does wonders for our brain. 

Call someone (who relieves stress/not someone who adds to stress), and let them do the talking. You can even say “distract me.” (I think it’s helpful to tell a few people this might happen and why ahead of time. You can let them know what will help you should the time arise. 

Exercise – whether it’s a walk around the neighborhood or a trip to the yoga studio. It not only occupies time, it produces positive endorphins which we need, especially in these times! 

Play some upbeat music (also helpful to create a playlist in advance, so it’s ready if the need arises) and include songs that make you happy/smile/feel good. 

Go for a drive. Again, it’s all about distracting the kind, and paying attention to the road does just that!

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