I feel the worst when life is relaxed and easy

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When things are going well and everything is easy and chill my brain turns into a junkie looking for a fix. The only time I don't feel like I'm jumping out of my skin is when I'm immersed in something stressful. My favorite things are everybody else's least favorite: moving, job searching, dramatic career change, finals week, big standardized tests. How do you guys cope with the times when life isn't exciting and your brain feels like it's on a hamster wheel just running and running and going absolutely nowhere? Almost all of the 6 years since I graduated college have felt like this. I have moved 3 times in less than 2 years and also started a new job, went on a month-long international trip, and got a new pet in that same 1.5 year time frame. I can't keep doing things like this just for the thrill, it's a bit scary seeing myself behave so impulsively and it's really affecting my ability to save money and plan for the future but I feel as though I have no control over it and if I'm not in the middle of a drastic life change I just feel so painfully restless.

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