Speaking of self-awareness, mindfulness practices can also help individuals with disciplining themselves in contexts of addictions, dependencies and compulsions. Meditation and mindfulness can help detect compulsions at their early stages, so in order to prevent oneself from acting upon them. Daily users find it easier to demonstrate qualities such as will power and self- control, while sitting still in one’s thoughts may help them understand any causes behind their impulses.
In dealing with addictions too, meditation has shown positive results to many individuals across the world. For example, a study published by the National Institutes of Health reveals that 14 participants showed improvement in emotional eating when they incorporated mindfulness meditation into their lives (Healthline, 2017).