I have struggled with compulsive behaviours in various forms. It started rather innocently as fizzy drink, then metamorphosed into food and excessive shopping. It was only once I developed a technology addiction that was taking over my life that I realised I was trying to fill a void. I needed to address the root cause — otherwise, it would just keep manifesting in my life in different ways, over and over again.
I have been in control of my compulsive behaviours for just over two years now, thanks to a mix of therapy, hypnotherapy, inner child healing work, and accountability coaching. Now, my healthy obsession is self-development!