• Robyn Olsen

Your Greatest Addiction Is Not What You Think

If you are someone who thinks you don't have an addictive personality, you are wrong.

If you are human, you have at least one addiction and I'm going to tell you what it is. But first, let me tell you what this specific addiction is NOT:

❌ related to sugar or gluten (or your diet at all)

❌ related to alcohol or drugs

❌ related to sex or pleasure

❌ related to technology or electronics

This particular addiction is something that 99% of people don't even know they're addicted to. They think they're living their life and doing the best they can and everything's fine.

Well guess what? It's not fine.

Your greatest addiction is talking about your problems more than your joys.

What you talk about is what you invest energy into. What you invest energy into is what you believe in. What you believe in dictates your entire life.

Every single cell that makes up your body is absorbing your words, your energy and your beliefs. You acknowledge that it's important to feed your body healthy foods. Now it's time to acknowledge that it's important to feed your body healthy words, as well.

And because nearly everyone experiences this same addiction, we are helping to feed and reinforce our problems by talking about them and receiving support from others.

Sometimes, we go so far as to hide our joys and accomplishments for fear of how others will respond (ie jealous, insecure). But for the most part, others usually commiserate and lend some empathy when you have something going wrong in your life.

This is not something to be taken lightly. This is a major epidemic within our society and unless you begin to acknowledge that your words, energy and belief systems impact your brain and your ability to create a life you love, you will not be able to find a tactic in town that will make you feel better.

If this sounds grim, it's because it is. But I'm not in the business of merely pointing out what's wrong with society. I'm here to tell you that you can break this addiction for good.

Doing things like talking about what you appreciate or meditating will make all the difference in the world.

Try starting gratitude work by writing down 5-10 things you are grateful for every night before bed.

You can also start taking up a meditation practice if you don't have one already. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned pro, you will love my FREE Kaleidoscope Meditation that will help guide you to clarity and inner peace.

But the very first step to break this addiction, just like any other addiction, is to stop and acknowledge you have it. Acknowledge you've been addicted to your problems in the past but affirm that, going forward, you will no longer tolerate it in your life anymore.

The second you make that mindset shift, you will notice little coincidences and synchronicities pointing you in the right direction. See where they lead you and begin breaking that addiction!

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