14 Popular Obsessions Holding You Back From Living Your Best Life

While we throw the word obsession around loosely to describe an affinity for a particular Gelato flavor or the Instagram model de jour, a true obsession is genuinely unhealthy.

Several obsessions are so common they are nearly universal, and the world would benefit if these went the way of the Beanie Baby.


Several users have expressed their exasperation at how people seem to never be okay with being single anymore these days. 

Settling for Less

Settling for someone based on the appearance of a “healthy relationship” seems to be the consensus on what not to do. That said, many people are addicted to the ideal-looking family, including who they choose as a partner. 

24-hour news cycles were the top response. And why not? You could get whiplash, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Crohn's disease simply by paying attention to the news for a few days straight.

Riding The 24/Hour News Rollercoaster

Retail Therapy

You've had a long week – it's time to kick back, binge-watch your favorite show and enjoy some “retail therapy.” Stop right there. Emotional spending is a bad habit.

Only Eating at Restaurants

Along with over-shopping, learn how to cook meals at home. Eating out at every meal is a really expensive habit to have. It's not that good for you either.


An unhealthy obsession with youth fuels endless cosmetic surgeries, irresponsible Corvette purchases, and other tragic symptoms of Peter Pan syndrome.

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