“If we never recognize our anxiety causing addictions, we’ll never feel better long term.”
When many of us think about the term ‘addictions’ we think of behavioural patterns that we consciously can recognize. But what about the ones we unconsciously make into habit? The anxiety causing addictions that I’ll talk about in todays episode of the anxiety guy podcast will open your eyes to the very components that are adding to your emotional distress.
4 out of 5 of these anxiety causing addictions were regular habits in my own life!
They messed with the filters in my brain that kept me perceiving myself in a limiting manner, and perceiving the world in a dangerous one. These brain filters are everything, because the brain will certainly distort, generalize, and delete information to keep you in line with what’s become habit. Habit is how the brain knows what direction to go next, remember that.
Can anxiety causing addictions be altered?
You already know the answer to this I’m sure, yes. And there is plenty of proof that supports the idea that the brain is very much plastic, and can alter its associations. In order for this podcast to be valuable to you though, you must approach it with an open mind, and end the denial that has put you in this place. Next to denial is justification as to why we do what we do, and many times we become so good at convincing ourselves as to why it’s a good idea to maintain these anxiety causing addictions, even if inner peace is right around the corner.
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