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Am I too obsessed?

Friday November 20, 2020


Do you find that you are too obsessed/ fanatical/ fixated/ preoccupied/consumed/ possessed/fascinated by and with?

Something in your life, may be a hobby, maybe a cause, maybe a person, maybe a philosophy. For me it is mental health issues.
 
Much of my life is spent writing about mental health issues, reading about others mental health issues, and up until end of last year I was on a local health committee.

I write blogs for Moodscope, I volunteer replying to peoples post on an Australian website. I spend time thinking of new ideas for blogs, I have given talks about my mental health experience. I have filled out many surveys about mental health, I receive many emails weekly about mental health issues.
 
I wonder is it healthy to focus this much on my own experience. Am I so obsessed with my own mental health that I may sometimes ruminate too much on the minutiae of my life?
I am not saying that it is wrong to make mental health a priority in my life and wanting to help others but when is it time to say enough is enough.
 
Moodscope is a part of my life and I find writing blogs helps me and reading comments gives me an opportunity to learn new ways as of doing things. I don’t think I am obsessed but I wonder if I broadened my interests it may help me being less intense at times.
 
I would like to know if there is something in your life you may be passionate about and maybe even consumed with? Or are you someone who has a balance of interests?

What is the difference between an obsession or an exploration or an interest? When does a hobby become an obsession?

Leah
A Moodscope member

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