Check out this fascinating article about the root cause of addiction being a lack of connection. It has positive implications for individuals and society and my situation.
It makes sense to me and ties in with my food addiction in my opinion. Without self love working for me I can let my own feelings about lack of connection lead me into a victim state where I use food to sooth myself.
Yes - that's a very short and simplistic conclusion and it bears more exploration but part... of my psychological journey is to rewire my thinking to be kinder and more compassionate with myself while I work on aligning my choices with my long term goals.
Basically that means I'm no longer making short term choices that include food that is for instant gratification - a kind of addiction. This decision means powerful feelings can come up when I choose not to sooth myself with food.
And I'm working on building a sense of connection to help me cope with these feelings and rewire my brain. For example after dinner when I'm craving for sugar - I'm making the choice (a coping strategy) to phone a friend or family member or invest that time in writing my blog instead of watching tv to ensure I'm creating opportunities for healthy social connection in my life and taking action that is about self love.
What do you think about this research?