A mature perspective is the key to overcoming addictions and other unhelpful forces in your life. Maturity comes from being unable to avoid seeing your values, hindrances, and state for exactly what they are.
Instead of trying to plan or force your way out of addiction, just SEE as much of who you are (your values) as you can. Then your perspective changes, and you watch yourself start to live as the person you most want to be.
“Why does everyone else seem so happy, together, free…?”
“What do they all know that I don’t?”
“Am I the only one that…?”
Have you ever felt more real than the people you’re surrounded by?
It’s not that you feel superior or want to be celebrated; you just wish you could connect with others, but most seem forever preoccupied with superficial distractions you can’t help but find unimportant.