Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.Guy Finley
Compulsive behavior is simply a way to calm ourselves down. The problem is that it’s very short lived and then ends up adding to the stress of our lives. By becoming aware of our feelings and thoughts before we act, we can learn to catch ourselves, and thereby do something else to bring relief. Experimenting and having a range of alternatives to choose from is very helpful.