Q. I am 17 year- old girl, I have a major issue with vaping. I started it quite back it’s almost been 6 months I am into vaping but I can’t quit. I am not able to focus on my studies and activities. My family members are not aware of this. My friends support this idea but I don’t know how to quit. I tried many times but couldn’t quit. Please help me out of this. I need to stop this but I am unable to. I even know the consequences but I am not able to control my urges.
Ans. Vaping is a new type of addiction and has caught on with young and adults alike. It has started affecting your studies and activities and is dulling your mind. It will divert you from your goals in life and destroy it. I am glad you have realised your problem and want to rid yourself of it. Please consult a psychologist or counsellor in your city or get in touch with me for an online session if you live in another city. Seek help as soon as you can.
Q.I am 26 years old, I just completed my masters in Mass media and I am also trying to explore some new options that are beneficial for me. The issue I am facing is that I am not sure whether I should go for same career option or take a risk and try something else. I worked as marketing manager and advertising department but still I am bit confused between the choices. My family and friends say that I should quit this and try something else. Also I feel bit insecure about career and personal life as all my friends are moving ahead in life and it creates a kind of stress. It disturbs me constantly. I really don’t know what to do and what not. It’s my peak time and I am struck. Please guide me.
Ans. You certainly sound confused! After doing a Masters in mass media, you still find yourself at cross-roads is very strange. This could indicate that you are not clear about your goals and aspirations in life. It also indicates that you are not aware of your abilities, aptitude, talents, and interests in life. For if you did know yourself better, you would have made better choices. Instead of again jumping into something randomly, it would be advisable to get into a session of aptitude and career guidance. We help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and help you identify your likes and dislikes and throw up a few choices. A systematic looking within yourself will be the critical component for making decisions and choices further up.