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25 people are sharing things they got addicted to without even realizing in daily lives

There are several daily habits that have grave consequences on our well-being and these people are sharing some from their daily lives.

25 people are sharing things they got addicted to without even realizing in daily lives
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We live in an age where mobile devices and technology are an integral part of our lives. In our increasingly interconnected world, many people don't realize how dependent they've become on their smartphones, tablets and computers. The constant need to check notifications, scroll through social media feeds, or play mobile games can lead to a compulsive behavior that resembles addiction. To know what addictions we seldom realize are one, Reddit user u/krebstar10000 asked on the r/AskReddit thread, "What is an addiction people might not realize they have?"

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Fauxels
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Fauxels

This digital addiction can have significant consequences, such as decreased productivity, disrupted sleep patterns and strained interpersonal relationships. Yet, because it's ingrained in modern life, people often underestimate its impact and may not even recognize it as an addiction. So here is a list of 25 such addictions that generally go unnoticed by people.

1. Doomscrolling because why not

"I did it so much during the pandemic and it took me awhile to break myself out of it." - u/Kevin-W

2. Misery loves company, and it's science

"Misery. Drama. The spikes become normal to the brain so those in toxic relationships for example, crave those dysfunctional patterns .they crave the rush of the fights and the drama . They pull it from around them without even noticing it. Misery loves company is not just a saying. It’s science." - u/shinygemz

3. Alexa, play "I'm a Shopaholic"

"This is a big one, and I think a lot of us are “shopping” even when we’re not spending money. Looking at products online, putting stuff onto wishlists, browsing aisles at Target, asking people in conversation where they got [whatever]. I’m trying to be more cognizant of this because I resent that I’m going through life in total consumer-mode." - u/Elizeneaux
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Douglas
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Douglas

4. The anger addiction

"Anger. I think addiction to anger is the primary force being weaponized against our entire culture right now." - u/AfterYam9164

5. Seeking validation 24*7

"i'm not addicted i just like having it and it's the only thing that motivates me." - u/Pe1ayo

6. Loving the adrenaline rush that comes with stress

"Stress. I'm convinced some people create stress in their life bc they are addicted to it." - u/Remarkable_Pie_1353
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Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock project

7. Eating sugar? Yes Papa, all the time!

"yeah but tim tams." - u/iveabiggen

8. Phone addiction

"Yeah no, im fully aware, I just haven’t found a suitable replacement." - u/Clint-witicay

9. Overeating because want to eat

"Food. People often eat far more often than necessary. They eat out of habit and not out of necessity." - u/ForgiveAlways
Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock project
Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock project

10. Procrastination, poison of the elite

"It's so much easier to say 'f*** it, I'll do it tomorrow.' And then tomorrow comes and you still don't do it. Such a terrible habit." - u/ReapYerSoul

11. P*rn

"And fetishes. Some that people have are life ruining." - u/Scimiscar

12. Daydreaming over working towards them

"It's so difficult to live in the present. I've been doing mindfulness meditation for over a month and I'm seeing slightly positive changes, but for now I'm still very much living in the past and future." - u/maltesemania
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Alexander Grey
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Alexander Grey

13. The grass is green

"Green, you can say you smoke medicinally, but if anyone can’t remember the last time they’ve seen you sober, either you’ve got a bigger problem than you think you’re treating, or you’re hiding from something you desperately need to face." - u/Clint-witicay

14. Addiction to other people's lives

"Addiction to other peoples lives. we’re constantly flooded with media on people we don’t even know/never met. Yet, we invest so much time interacting with them and having a false sense of reality, seeing only what they show. humans are so much more complex than the image thats presented to us online. we should look around our own reality before trying to make sense of a strangers." - u/beepbopcowboy_

15. Instant gratification

"This one definitely ties into a shopping addiction too." - u/Trev_311
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Isabella Mendes
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Isabella Mendes

16. Alcohol

"Many people are alcoholics and won't realize. Just because you don't get drunk every day doesn't mean you're not an alcoholic." - u/Sea-Olive-7601

17. You snooze, you lose!

"Take my vote. I purposely set my alarm earlier so I can snooze longer. It is the dumbest thing, and I know it isn't helpful." - u/Victoronomy

18. Escapism

"People who watch certain news shows and/or who doom scroll excessively." - u/MonoQatari
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19. Soda

"I fully realize I'm addicted to soda. You can pry coke from my cold dead hands." - u/Pop-Shop-Packs

20. Working out (too much)

"Good old body dysmorphia we didn’t know we had until we developed an unhealthy habit of working out." - u/ThunderThighs94

21. Religion

"When they start justifying their actions because of religion." - u/zreftjmzq2461
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Liza Summer
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Liza Summer

22. Constant complaining

"Complaining. Guilty your honor. Lock me up. I dabbled in it once or twice and before I knew what happened, I found myself as an adult, with a career, responsibilities, and all sorts of adulting happening around me. Ever since I’ve been roiled in addiction. I can’t stop. A life sentence seems warranted. I’m not even sorry." - u/Missing_Space_Cadet

23. Gaming!!!

"Why in God's name is this so low... that's how you truly know addiction is bad. We won't even admit it." - u/tonezzz1
Representative Image Source: Pexels | JESHOOTS.com
Representative Image Source: Pexels | JESHOOTS.com

24. Comfort >>> Growth

"Comfort. So many of us are addicted to be in a comfortable place rather than growing and getting out of our comfort zone." - u/oxygen-heart

25. Reddit, haha!

"Honestly Reddit banning 3rd party apps has helped a lot for me. Their native app is such hot garbage that it makes me use this site a lot less than I used to." - u/tomismybuddy

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