Ever since I was a little girl I would listen to music really loud, so loud that I couldn't hear what my parents were saying (not that I really wanted to hear what they were saying). I think I formed this habit around the age of 11 years old when I would spend hours riding my bike and listening to my favorite music.
These days I always have my iPod on me and when I listen to music, I'm constantly tempted to crank up the volume. I know the consequences of listening to loud music all the time, and I'm very aware that I might be in danger of hearing impairment if I don't control the volume. I'm much more worried these days because I don't want to go deaf or have any hearing problems. Who does?
Don't worry, I don't listen to music 24/7, probably only 30 minutes a day at the most. Sometimes I stop myself and don't even listen to music. And whenever I feel like raising the volume I always remind myself of the dangers of loud music. However, I still haven't overcome my addiction to it. I've even thought of asking my sister to hide my headphones!
What I find very silly about myself is that even though I know it's bad for me, I can't find a way to stop! I don't want to become a person with a disability and have someone ask me, "Why didn't you try to prevent this?" or "Why did you let it go this far?" That would be embarrassing!
So I'm on a quest now and going to figure a way to get rid of this horrible addiction! I love music, but I must sacrifice for my health! If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment.