I think many of us deal with addiction on some level. Whether we are dealing with the addiction of our family and friends or ourselves we all seemed to be surrounded by addiction of some sort. Recently I quit all the Facebook games I was playing. I had been playing some of them for a couple of years. I was spending anywhere from 2 to 5 hours a day. playing these games, mostly in the evening.
I joined a group of friends on Facebook who all want to make some lifestyle changes in their lives in 2012. The first night on the group someone wrote a comment about spending too much time playing games. Something clicked and I immediately deleted almost 40 games I was either playing or had played in the past. I haven’t played a game since. That was 11 days ago.
Do I miss the game? Emphatically, YES! Am I going to play again? NO! I really think it was a real addiction. I actual got a nervous stomach and broke out into a sweat as I deleted the games. That is crazy.
One of my other addictions is harder for me to deal with. FOOD! I have always wished I didn’t have to eat at all. I would find it so much easier to lose weight if I just didn’t have to deal with food at all.
I also think I am somewhat addicted to buying books. I love books.. This Christmas was awesome because I got quite a few books from my sister and my daughter. My sister has the same addiction and so does my brother. He actually owned a used book store for 20 years.
This photo is of my bookcase. These are just the books I am looking at now. It changes constantly with whatever I am interested in at the moment. I have at least 30 large bins of books in the basement.
What are your Addictions?