Kevin Posted April 15 Share Posted April 15 To be clear it’s not quite that they stopped working completely. It’s just got they’ve all stopped scratching that itch, so to speak. In high school and college whenever I didn’t like how I was feeling a bad a whole lost of coping mechanisms. Eating junk food, binge eating junk food, a pint of ice cream, smoking weed, masturbating, isolating. There is probably more I can’t think of. I still engage in most of these but a lot less that I used to and for some I’ve practically quit. The main reason of the slowing down or quitting is that none of them work. I’ll get done smoking, overeating junk food, or jacking off and if anything I feel more empty and sad. I overate junk food today like an hour ago and yesterday I had Popeyes. In a certain wya these things taste good but it’s not fulfilling at all in an emotional sense. Meaning it’s not actually what I want. I want to be loved and cared about. I want friends and a girlfriend who love me so go off and eat Popeyes and friend food just to fill this evening hole inside. I am very glad the coping mechanisms are becoming less effective. Maybe then I can actually experience more true happiness instead of stuffing my face or smoking weed to ignore the loneliness. My next question in my head was “well instead of bing eating junk food or doing drugs, what do I do to make this stop?” Maybe I should feel it all instead of stuffing my face and running from my feelings. Also has anyone else experience something similar? Bad habits that you partake in when your feeling bad stop working as well or just completely stop working. Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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