Is your TV on all the time for "background noise"? Is it possible you suffer TV addiction? Do you struggle to cope with silence? Does noise make you feel more comfortable? Discover what intensity addiction is how it relates to your need for the TV background noise and your self sabotage. You'll be surprised just how many people have it and what it means for your life.
I know a guy who has to have the TV on all the time, just so things "feel right". I remember talking to him one night. He started the conversation and the TV was blaring over us. Still, he continued the conversation like this was all completely normal. He could have turned the TV off to make our conversation easier, but he didn’t. Any time you drive by his house at night, you see that white flickering glow from his living room. The TV is on every second of the day, just as background noise in most cases. When he’s cooking it’s on, when he’s cleaning, it’s on, when he has company, it's on. He even sets the TV timer, so it turns itself off after he’s gone to bed. He feels better and most comfortable when the TV is adding background noise to his life.
This is a very important concept regarding self sabotage. It’s called “intensity addiction”. This is often the case when someone grows up in such a chaotic and crisis filled home environment, that they actually feel uncomfortable when there’s no crisis or chaos in their lives. Intensity addiction is actually believed to be the most common addiction in the world.
The guy I told you about, he has intensity addiction, but he doesn’t know it because this information is purposely kept hidden from the public. I’ve observed this man when his TV is off and when he’s out of his house. When it’s quiet he starts whistling, turns on Spotify, scrolling 9 gag videos, singing, radio, fantasy audio books, tapping the tops of the table with his knuckles, pacing, can’t stop talking….or some combination of everything at once! When you need chaos, crisis and constant “noise” to feel good, you’ll destroy peace, prosperity and happiness when it comes into your life. That’s self sabotage in a nutshell.
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This sort of addiction and TV addiction comes about due to extremely chaotic childhoods where high energy and a lack of stability were common. This is why many people today feel most comfortable with crisis filled relationships, ill health, unstable finances and unsatisfying jobs. People can actually become so addicted to chaos that they destroy stability when it happens to come their way. This is one reason why 90% of all lottery winners are poorer than they were before their win, 1 year after collecting their windfall. When things are too good and better than their original childhood tribal vibration, they inject their brand of chaos back into the situation….in order to destroy the stability in their lives.
A good self sabotage coach can help you understand your own behavior, so it’s easier for you to walk into a better way of living. Shoot me an email if you’re ready to make some big changes. Are you ready or does the chaos feel too familiar?