There is great power in making something a priority, regardless if it's good for you or damaging. Take into consideration what it takes to overcome an addiction. Releasing the addiction becomes a priority and a lifelong practice. It is not overnight; it is a long road ahead for many. However, the benefits are cumulative and begin immediately even through the struggle.
Each of us can see a time when we wanted to renounce something. Starting with the best of intentions to meet our resolve head on. But when life meets us head on, sometimes a slap in the face makes us feel unworthy and we revert back to our previous habits. The difficulty here is to continue our practice right along, through it all; highs and lows at the same time.
Yoga is a practice. You will find great highs through your practice of self-discovery, but you may also find yourself in a place of releasing years of negative junk. Emotions will come. Just as an addict goes through the pain of withdraw, we will feel emotional pain through this release. It is a practice. Day after day, week after week, year after year, we return to the safe and secure shelter of our mat to say to ourselves, my self-care and Oneness with God is important to me. It is a priority. It is my work to do. Life will continue to happen, but I am building a strong shelter around me and it will not fall.
If you seem to always be looking for the "next best thing", take time now to ask for guidance on the direction you must go. Go to the source. The source inside that has the answers. Slow down, become quiet and listen to your soul. Then make your practice a priority, whatever it may be.