My real obsessive behaviors are very obvious. For example, I read emails and texts hundreds of times, over and over long after they have been sent. I watch video clips hundreds of times. I find it hard to not hit "send". If I find a song I like or rediscover an old tune I'll play it continuously... Obsessively. I'm like a dog that hears the whine of a vacuum and goes nuts. I can't help myself. I'd like to say I do this for some intellectual pursuit. But really I think it just brings me some kind of comfort. They are all ways that I use to soothe myself.
Now don't get me wrong, obsessive behavior works for me because I really can get some things done. And done well. But it can also work against me. It can be a massive time waster and even sometimes embarrassing if I get caught.
As you can imagine the invention of the World Wide Web has really enabled this obsessive behavior, but the invention of the iPhone has brought me to my knees a few times.
When does it stop? It doesn't. Eventually I move onto some new clip or song, another email, a fresh text chain. Never to be looked at again. The objects of my obsessive behavior fading away like a school girl crush.
Hell, I'll probably read this post over a few hundred times.
OUR CURRENT TOP OBSESSIONS:
Hair (above by Richard Avedon)
Underworld - Born Slippy Nuxx
Bobby Shmurda - Living Life
Waylon Jennings - Only Daddy That Will Walk The Line
Pink Floyd - Fearless
The Crystals - He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
New Order - Age of Consent