Abstinence: the way forward

Whenever the word “Abstinence” is mentioned, what comes to mind is one of the best protective measures against HIV/AIDS contaction through sex other than being faithful to partners and the use of condoms. Abstaining from sex until you are mature enough to handle what comes with it, is the best practice if you actually know the point I’m heading to. Well that’s by the way.
To another dimension, Abstinence which I understand to be, means sacrificing ones pleasure for a better cause. Forgoing things for better purposes. Abstaining does not mean that you won’t do a particular act again but a momentary pause of the act.
Well, if this can work against a deadly viral disease like HIV/AIDS, it too can also do a better work in managing other life challenging issues. This I write because I have had its experience before.
I remember during my school days, when I was a movie freak and my headphone just there to serve its purpose. But when it’s exams periods, I had to face the business that brought me to school -graduating 🎓 with good grades. I have to disengage from every activities that will bring distraction and cause me not to concentrate. Then, sidelining my movie gadgets was the only option which I had to take. I had to assume that they don’t exist till the exams are over.
It worked for me then and I am sure that it will also do a better job in some other life situations.
It’s not always easy to adopt at first but with determination and perseverance, it will hit it. Like I would always tell myself then “abstaining from this for a while won’t kill me but will make me stronger and besides it’ll always be there waiting for me”.
One of the things about abstinence is that It helps to reduce addiction: In the sense that when you are addicted to something and decides to pause for a moment, the pleasure gotten from that habit will somehow reduce thereby reducing its addiction.
Like a friend will always say “sacrifice a little to enjoy forever”.
Live right 👉
Love ❤ from Obidimaru Onyebuchi.

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