How To Get Rid of Unwanted Thoughts

By Subodh / July 8, 2010

Sometimes thoughts can overwhelm you and they can be hard to get rid of. Often they deal with serious issues and it is normal for them to be on your mind but the problem comes in where it stops you from focusing or even sleeping. There are a number of ways that you can get rid of unwanted thoughts.

Distraction

Since your thoughts are distracting you from other things it would make sense to use distraction in order to get rid of them. Try hiring your favourite movie that you can become engrossed in. Try as far as possible to get a theme that is not in keeping with the one surrounding your unwanted thoughts. So if you are preoccupies with love then don’t watch a romance, instead hire a thriller or action movie. If you prefer the outdoors then take a walk or read a book in a nice spot. Hang out with your friends and take your mind off your unwanted thoughts.

Write your thoughts down

If you don’t already do so, try writing your thoughts down in a journal. In this way your thoughts will have an outlet so you will find that they don’t race around as much as they used to. Writing your thoughts is also great therapy because it prompts you to think about your thoughts and feel your way through them so you can resolve any issues surrounding the. You don’t even have to keep a journal, as long as you write your thoughts on something you can even throw it away when you are done.

Getting rid of songs

Unwanted thoughts don’t always have to be about serious things like money problems. A common problem is having a song stuck in your head that you can’t get out. This may be because of the catchy lyrics or the melody. A good way to get rid of this is to listen to other songs or don’t listen to anything at all. Sometimes it is even best to sing along until you get tired of it and you will find it goes away after a while.

Get professional help

If you your unwanted thoughts are really serious then you should consult a professional. Some mental disorder can manifest like this so pay them a visit just to be sure. Talking to a professional can help you resolve any problems that are leading to the unwanted thoughts.

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