There is plenty of research available to confirm that there is, indeed, a link between trauma and addiction.
There is a social and emotional dimension of our lives that must be replenished and renewed frequently. Our emotional lives are greatly enriched by the social connections and relationships that we have developed with other people.
What about our mental dimension? Whatever your level of formal education, you should always consider yourself a lifelong learner. You may have traded the classroom for a uniform, but to keep your mind sharp you must be constantly exploring, constantly honing and expanding your understanding of the world around you.
Are you constantly feeling stressed? Stress is something we all encounter on a regular basis, but when it starts to have a negative effect on your body and mind, it means you are distressed.
We all should spend some time renewing ourselves in our spiritual dimension. Now when I say spiritual, I don’t necessarily mean “religious,” although that is how some people choose to express their spiritual nature.