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  • Kevin Larsen

Are you addicted to Struggle?

I have found myself , in my life, stuck in a cycles of negative emotions, unable to break free from the grip of sadness, anger, or fear. After years of reflection, it is clear that during these times I was addicted to the struggle. At a very difficult time in my life all of those negative feelings were a constant companion, so much so that without them I didn't know who I was. Fortunately, others knew who I was for me, a misurable fuck!

Being addicted to negative emotions means that you have become dependent on feeling a certain way, even if that feeling is unpleasant. You may find yourself seeking out situations or interactions that trigger these emotions, even if it is not in your best interest to do so.

This addiction can have a profound impact on your mental and emotional health. It can lead to feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and depression, and can make it difficult to form positive relationships or to find joy in life.


So, why do we become addicted to negative emotions? One reason is that these emotions can be powerful and all-consuming. When we feel sadness, anger, or fear, our bodies release hormones that create a sense of urgency and intensity. This rush of emotion can be addictive, and we may find ourselves seeking out situations that trigger these feelings to experience that rush again.


Additionally, negative emotions can sometimes serve as a coping mechanism. When we feel overwhelmed or out of control, we may turn to negative emotions to regain a sense of power or control over our lives. While this may be helpful in the short-term, it can ultimately lead to a cycle of addiction and negative thinking.


Breaking free from addiction to negative emotions can be a difficult process, but it is possible. One key step is to identify the situations or triggers that lead to these emotions, and to find healthier ways to cope with them. This may involve seeking out therapy or counseling, practicing mindfulness and self-care, or finding positive outlets for your emotions, such as creative expression or physical activity.


Remember, it is possible to break free from addiction to negative emotions and to find joy and fulfillment in life. With patience, self-compassion, and the right tools and support, you can overcome this cycle and create a brighter, more positive future for yourself.

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WOW! This insight tells me to go buy a toolbox...


David Cotti
David Cotti

Wonderful insight! I have so much to learn.

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