How to Stop Being Addicted to Your Misery

 

You are addicted to misery because you are afraid to be happy. Break the cycle of being addicted to your misery so you can have true happiness in your life. This article will show you how to get out of this vicious cycle so you can have the life of your dreams instead of living in misery and taking all the wrong roads that lead nowhere, only suffering and pain. You deserve true happiness in life, if that’s what you want then start living the life of your dreams today! Life gets better when you learn how to stop engaging with your misery.

1) What is misery addiction?
First, it’s important to define what exactly misery addiction is. It’s a type of co-dependent behavior that causes you to take part in activities that are destructive—even when you know they aren’t good for you. You might feel compelled to engage in self-destructive behaviors like eating junk food or spending an excessive amount of time on social media sites. If so, there are ways to break away from these destructive habits. For one thing, it’s crucial to understand why you’re engaging in these behaviors. Knowing yourself and being honest with yourself is one of the first steps toward making positive changes for your life. Misery addiction is an unhealthy pattern of behavior that’s manifested in several different ways. You might be constantly brooding over past failures or reliving bad memories or you might even take an active interest in negative news stories that remind you of all that’s wrong with society today. If you aren’t happy with yourself or how your life is going then you will do whatever it takes to get that hit of pain or sadness or loneliness because then at least you’ll have something. I’ve been there, I used to be a miserable myself but I can assure you that the choice to make change is yours.

2) The cycle of misery addiction
Because bad moods aren’t all that different from addiction, you could be addicted to feeling miserable due to your brain chemistry. If you find yourself taking out negative emotions on other people—or avoiding positive ones altogether—chances are you may be trying to replace what you’re really craving: happiness. If happiness in others is triggering for you , as unpleasant as it may sound, now is a good time for some self-reflection. You can start by keeping a journal for a few days about how you deal with positive and negative feelings. The first thing you need to do is become aware of how you might be getting hooked on your own suffering. This cycle tends to play out something like this: You’re feeling a negative emotion, such as anger or fear. In an attempt to escape from it, you go over and over what’s making you feel bad—thinking about why it happened, who might be responsible for it, and so on. It becomes a viscous cycle that loops while keeping the mind hooked on negative emotions.

3) Does boredom cause misery addiction?
Most of us have a better understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, but many don’t realize that we all have a tendency towards addictive behaviors. Are you bored? Are you anxious? The cause may be a combination of boredom and anxiety—and it could be harmful to you in several ways.
Boredom can cause addiction, but not for everyone. In fact, people often become more creative when they’re bored, meaning it actually can be a sign of increased cognitive function. For some people—especially those with preexisting mental health issues—boredom leads to anxiety and a feeling of lost control over their lives. These factors can combine to create a vicious cycle that leads to misery addiction. We all know how it feels to want something even when we already have it or have no means of acquiring it. This is because, for many people, there is always something missing from their lives. Unfortunately, this can lead them down a road toward habits such as eating disorders, gambling addictions, drugs/alcohol addiction and so on.

4) So what can we do about our feelings?
You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge, so it’s important that you identify any feelings that have been hiding under layers of denial and apathy. To get started, sit down with a pen and paper and write out every emotion that comes to mind. Don’t censor yourself or try to stay on track—just let your thoughts flow onto paper as quickly as possible, without self-censorship. If we change our perspective, we can change our feelings. When we become aware of our thoughts, we can change them. Try thinking about a recent difficult situation from a new perspective. Ask yourself: What did I learn from that situation? What did I gain? How do I wish I’d handled it differently? The more time you spend reflecting on challenges in a constructive way, the less anxious or upset you’ll feel when encountering them in future situations. This is because challenging situations will become easier to deal with and predict.
It’s ok to struggle and it’s ok to hurt. It is not ok to walk around inflicting pain on other people due to the wounds you refuse to heal. Hurt people hurt people. Fighting negative emotions is not an easy task, consider seeking professional help in order to gain insight to your psyche so that you can break the cycle that perpetuates your misery


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