Sometimes we find it hard to recover from a loss or feel as if we’ve been abandoned again, which can resurrect old wounds. We can become fixated on where we think that we went wrong or the injustice of the outcome, or even plotting strategies to tip the situation in our favour. Next thing, our days, weeks, months and even years are lost in repeatedly going over the chain of events, checking up on their activities online, torturing ourselves over updates on Facebook et al, or doing stuff to gain attention and prevent what we perceive as an ‘unfavourable’ outcome. Somewhere along the way we lose sight of who we are, and our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health can be severely impacted if we don’t step in by helping us and seeking additional support.
If you’re stuck in a cycle of unhealthy thinking and behaviour due to a toxic cocktail of blame, shame, ruminating, jealousy, possessiveness and almost constant fear, you’re experiencing obsession and you’re far from being alone. Recognising what you’re experiencing and where these thoughts and feelings come from are the first steps to breaking the cycle and getting to a healthier, happier you.
Curbing Your Obsession is a detailed quick guide, explaining obsession, where these feelings and thoughts are coming from and what you’re trying to achieve when you keep repeating the cycle of behaviour and thinking, along with tips and tools to help you move forward.