If you have a compulsive behavior pattern such as smoking, over eating, drinking, TV watching, Internet addiction, or whatever this is what you can do…
When you notice the compulsive need arising in you, stop and take three conscious breaths. This generates awareness. Then for a few minutes be aware of the compulsive urge itself as an energy field inside you
Consciously feel that need to physically or mentally ingest or consume a certain substance or the desire to act out some form of compulsive behavior.
Then take a few more conscious breaths.
After that you may find that the compulsive urge has disappeared-for the time being-or you may find that it still overpowers you, and you cannot help but indulge or act it out again. Don’t make it into a problem. Make the addiction part of your awareness practices in the way mentioned above.
As awareness grows, addictive patterns will weaken and eventually dissolve.
Remember, however, to catch any thoughts that justify the addictive behavior, sometimes with clever arguments, as the arise in your mind.
Ask yourself, who is talking here; and you will realize the addiction is talking. As long as you know that, as long as you are present as the observer of your mind, it is less likely to trick you into doing what it wants.
Try it, what do you have to lose but an addiction damaging your health and mental well being!!
Mind over Matter!!