Yoga saved me. Finally something to help me escape the pain of being me. Before yoga I found myself perpetually bored and impatient. I would comfort myself with booze, and food. Those distractions would make my day to day life bearable.
The sixth obstacle is Avirit, desire for sense objects. The desire for anything comes from the expectation of a reward. That drink will make me feel 'better'. There is nothing wrong with a drink, or a smoke, or a shag, but if you are attempting to regulate inside emotions with outside stuff, that's a problem. If sense objects are drawing you away from your drive, discipline and devotion, check in. You have one precious life, how do you want to live it?