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Farrell: Tackle your demons

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Farrell: Tackle your demons

Colin Farrell views discomfort as a moment to be "decoded".

The Irish actor is open about his outlook on life and former struggles with recreational drugs and painkillers. Having overcome his problems, Colin is now aware of how to handle impending trouble to avoid the past repeating itself.

"Discomfort is a message bearer. Every feeling of discomfort is a moment waiting to be decoded. Something is being invoked inside you, and you need to learn to commune with it or it tends to swallow you up," he told Men's Health magazine. "I had a very particular energy for the first five or six or seven years I spent in America. I was loud and gregarious and drunk most of the time, and my general mindset was 'F**k this and f**k that and f**k the other.'"

Colin entered rehab in 2005 and is adamant that asking for help is the most important step towards overcoming addictions.

He was quickly propelled into stardom after starting his career on the small screen in TV show Ballykissangel and admits he couldn't handle the success in the beginning.

Although he finds it "easy to get laid" as a celebrity, Colin hasn't dated in around five years.

"As if I'd forgotten," he laughed when the topic was brought up. "It's not that I don't get lonely sometimes, but I'm OK about it."

Colin isn't alone though; he has son James with ex Kim Bordenave and another little boy called Henry with his former Ondine co-star Alicja Bachleda-Curuś. His kids are the most important thing in his life and he is happy to focus on them during his singledom.

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