5 Signs You Are Obsessed... Who Or What Consumes Your Thoughts?
Obsessions are such odd, powerful feelings. An obsession is a persistent, dominating idea, desire, thought, or feeling. We all obsess at some point or another. We obsess about our bodies, and our lovers, or potential lovers, and food, or money, and even cars. Honestly, the list could go on and on.
I am currently obsessing about shoes, Jamba Juice, health and fitness, and scents. Truth be told I really don't think I have a shoe obsession, but those close to me would disagree. Fortunately California Closets designed my master closet around my shoe collection, so there is always room for a little more of my so called obsession. Now my Jamba Juice obsession is pretty guilt free. I could drink a Berry Upbeet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at only 400 calories for a large, I would still have a few calories to spare.
As I approach my mid 40's I have really started to take my health and fitness very serious. I have a bad back and knees, but regardless, I make sure to hit my target active calorie burn everyday. Whether it's with walking, weight training, or elliptical, I make the effort. I am not getting any younger, and a lot of health issues run in my family, so I had to step up my game.
My last obsession is scents. Scents in many forms. I am obsessed with lovely perfumes, clean smelling candles, and beautiful flowers. I have several vases in my home currently filled with Freesia, which is such a fragrant, pretty flower. I cannot get enough of wonderful smells. Thank goodness my olfactory system is working well.
Many of us obsess about things, our passions, and sometimes people. When we have an obsession with people, or to be more specific, that certain person, we can develop obsessive love. When we initially start to fall for someone we tend to be obsessed. All thoughts and feelings revolve around that particular person. After time that obsession fades to a more realistic, sustainable love. But sometimes the obsession persists, and those feelings become unhealthy.
5 Signs Of Obsessive Love
- Obsessive Thoughts About A Person
- Extreme Jealous Over Their Interaction With Others
- Constant Need For Reassurance
- Possessive Thoughts and Behaviors
- Monitoring Their Actions
Obsessive love is real and considered a disorder called obsessive love disorder (OLD). Obsessive love disorder is a condition where a person becomes obsessed with someone they think they are in love with. Obsessive love disorder can negatively impact your life, and ruin relationships.
Do not fear that being madly in love with someone means you have a disorder. OLD is rare, and usually goes hand in hand with other diagnosable mental disorders.
Now tell me what are you obsessed with? Who are you obsessed with? I am sure that when I ask those questions, a face, or image comes to mind immediately. Please share your experience!
“Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you.
Seal my ears, I'll go on hearing you.
And without feet I can make my way to you,
without a mouth I can swear your name.
Break off my arms, I'll take hold of you
with my heart as with a hand.
Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.
And if you consume my brain with fire,
I'll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.” - Rainer Marie Rilke
For more information on obsessive love disorder please visit www.Medicinenet.com.