Could You Be Hooked? Surprising Addictions

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Could You Be Hooked? Surprising Addictions

We all have certain activities we love, but did we know we could be addicted to our favorite hobby? Habit is when we regularly practice one thing, but the addition is when we can’t stop you from doing a particular thing or an activity.

It’s like that we can’t live a day without them. Here is a list of some surprising additions that people do usually.

Smartphones

One of the most common addictions is using of Smartphones. We can’t stop you from checking on it almost every minute or second. Checking upcoming messages and posts from someone miles away. We are almost not aware of our surroundings when we are holding our phone.

We prefer sending a message over talking even if the person whom we are sending our message is just feet away.

There has not a lot of research yet, but scientists are looking into whether or not our favorite gadget is turning us into a digital junkie.

Smartphone

Chocolate and Other Sweets

Chocolates and sweet are the best treats for depressed people. However, eating sweets is not healthy since it’s high in fats and sugar and can affect our brain just like drugs. We can eat but within limits. Think healthy.

Like foods high in carbs, sugar and fat can affect our brain just like drugs too. Sweet chocolates can lead to our sweet tooth that can get out of control and may lead to other health problems.

Chocolate and Sweets

Shopping

Shopping is fun and exciting. We would feel happy and satisfied when we purchased something no matter what is it, as long as we are shopping.

Most of the times we have all bought something we don’t really need. If it happens a lot, what we are really looking for.

Shopping

Tanning

Addicted to the sun? That’s right. The ultraviolet (UV) rays of sunlight release chemicals in our body known as endorphins. They can make us feel so good we will risk from like sunburn, skin cancer and blisters.

Tanning

Exercise

A good workout can help us get over addictions, as long as we don’t become hooked on the activity itself. Exercise helps our brain learn, which can speed recovery.

Exercise

Social Media

If we can’t stop surfing the net, spending too much time on Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook we are already addicted to it and we might be among the 10% of social media users who really are hooked.

Sharing details about yourself with others also create a rush of positive feelings that leaves us wanting more. So, control yourself and have someone to talk to instead of sharing everything with the social media.

Social Media

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