Did you know that you can become addicted to anything, including anger, or to having never-ending drama and conflict?
Addictive behaviors are often learned in childhood and serve as a means to cope with a variety of emotions that can be carried through to adulthood, leaving people with no realization that they are living in a constant state of anger, or having ongoing relationship conflict or drama.
People can become addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex, shopping and exercise. Anything can develop into an addictive behavior, including emotional reactions or how we present ourselves to the world.
When ending an addictive behavior, grief and loss will surface because the addictive behavior has served to block out whatever it is that is trying to be healed. Staying in the addiction, only results in depression, more issues or problems, and the greatest tragedy of all, the addiction leads to the loss of self.
What are your patterns in life? Think beyond the addition in terms of behaviors and look at your emotional responses towards others and life in general. Sometimes the emotional addiction plays a greater role in your life than you are aware of.
Who are you without the addiction?
Are you happy to wake up in the morning and go to work? Do you look forward to your day? Or, have you noticed a restlessness that leaves you feeling like you are on the wrong path? Have you gotten a degree or training in a specific area and no longer feel fulfilled in that line of work?
Often times we start out on one path and then realize that we are not happy or fulfilled, yet we are fearful of changing directions. By releasing the fear of change, you open up space to explore your true authentic desires and passions. Changing careers doesn’t have to be difficult or scary. Sometimes we may have to sacrifice when we make changes, but the rewards that we gain, pay off in more ways than we could ever imagine, often resulting in personal and professional success.
One of my passions is to help people explore their personal and professional goals and to identify the necessary steps that are needed to create a new career that better suits their body, mind, and spirit. It’s never too late to change career direction.
What step do you need to take today? Please contact me with any questions or schedule an appointment (You will be taking your first step!)
When is it time to step off of your old path and onto a new one? Do you recognize the signs? Usually, it begins with an internal restlessness that something needs to change. You no longer feel fulfilled with your career, your relationship has become lifeless and mundane, and you find yourself thinking of greener pastures.
Change can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be difficult if you listen to your own inner voice. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a professional guide to help you find clarity and direction to begin a new path, and sometimes we need help saying goodbye to the old path although it has served us in the past, the pathway has become unbearable to walk on.
In life, we often take many pathways or trails, but sometimes the old worn out path can lead us to new wonderful trails that are full of beginnings and new opportunities. If you currently find yourself struggling on your path and want help, support or guidance to your next step, please contact me. Together we can explore the possibilities!