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Give yourself a break

I’m an addict.

Over the years I’ve had several addictions. Sugar, work, going out, men, social media, workout and the list goes on…Never did cigarettes or any drugs, even thought one would think I have all qualifications to fit those too.

When I feel down, exhausted or in other ways out of balance, it’s easy to numb everything with one of my addictions, and I’m really good at it.

Earlier in life it controlled me because I didn’t have the slightest idea what was going on, but now, as for example today, I’m very well aware that my hours and hours on the couch binge-watching Netflix series is one of my addictions having a party.

And you know what: It’s ok!
It’s ok to just distract myself from whatever it is I do not want to feel in this exact moment.

I’m not suggesting that we all just give in to all of our addictions for the rest of our lives, but we need to take a break on being so hard on ourselves, striving for flawless.
We are human souls in this life to learn, and sometimes that’s not a funny ride.

When life hurts it’s ok to escape into whatever will make it bearable, as long as I do not unpack and stay there.
I know I will feel it all tomorrow or next week.

 

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