We are all well acquainted with the term ‘load shedding’…. ‘it’s similar to addiction!
Despite feeling ‘powerless’ in the face of it all, there is some ‘light’ that can be shed on the situation.
HACKS to survive ‘load shedding’
There is absolutely no feeling like waking up in the morning, pressing the button on the coffee machine…. and then….. Nothing!!
HACK 1 - PREVENTION AND PREPERATION
Be prepared by educating yourself on addiction so that you can educate others to prevent it.
Talk to your kids / teens about the consequences of using substances and the importance of making healthy choices.
Make sure you have ‘light’ in your ‘darkness’
It’s easy to feel a bit more optimistic about ‘load shedding’ when you have some sort of light…. instead of being stuck in darkness!!
HACK 2 – HAVE RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Find a local substance abuse treatment centre and enquire about addiction treatment & available facilities.