Addictive behaviour

Addictive behaviour is any behaviour which is unwanted, compulsive and seemingly beyond your power to discard or control.

When you think of addiction you almost always refer to drugs and alcohol, but there are many others you may not associate with addiction that can have just as much of an affect on your emotional well-being as some of the substance addictions. The need to constantly check your phone, email or facebook account, you may become very tense if you are waiting for a call, or you may get agitated if someone is late, these are all things that can become addictive traits.

When you are in the grip of any addiction you feel helpless, weak and out of control. Inspite of good intentions not to repeat the behaviour the cycle continues which reinforces the feelings you were trying to escape in the first place.

All addictions are escapes from reality and how you feel. For this reason, permanent reversal of addictions requires accepting reality and developing healthy strategies to deal with feelings without running away.

Addictive behaviours are pills for the headache or bandages for the unhealed sore. Taking the focus off the addictive behaviour and healing the underlying cause for it is the first step in freeing yourself from the addiction.

Attending the Greatness In You empowers you to change your behaviour to suit your best interest.