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Probably, each of us came across annoying thoughts. They spin in our minds and grow like a snowball, giving no rest neither day nor night. Boring thoughts take away a lot of energy and time, which could be directed in the right direction. In general, any person would dream to get rid of them as soon as possible. If you also tend to fanatically mentally revolve around certain ideas, this article is for you. In it, we will consider the main aspects of how to put your head in order.

Where do they come from

In general, a characteristic feature of a person is to focus on one thought, idea. In this state, we can be quite a long time. And this is normal: a similar mechanism, laid down by nature, allows you to remember important matters, potential dangers. Or we may be impressed by some important event: a new job, an important acquaintance, the beginning of a promising relationship.

The problem begins when we concentrate on some ideas that completely dominate our consciousness, and we become obsessed with them. This may include certain thoughts, fears, experiences, phobias.

The appearance of obsessive experiences cannot be explained by logic. They will be different for different people, but the emotional factor is the unifying factor. How do pesky thoughts manifest themselves? They can change uncontrollably, repeat, do not leave us, despite the meaninglessness. We can try to suppress these thoughts by trying to switch, but this is far from always the case. We are overly concerned about things that do not affect our lives. Internal dialogues, discussions, disputes, distorted perception interfere with life and work.

Psychologists note negative experiences, suspiciousness, low self-esteem, inability to make decisions, dependence on other people's opinions, loneliness, traumatic situation or event as the main reasons for the appearance of obsessive thoughts.

“Sticky” thoughts also directly affect our physical condition, because the person is constantly in tension. Hence, frequent rapid heartbeat, nausea, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, dizziness, general weakness.

How to get rid

As a rule, there is no universal way that will stop the “mental mixer” in the head. The good news: there are many tricks, and if one did not help, you can go to another. As a rule, a couple of actions is enough to notice a positive result. What you can work on right now:

• think about the root cause

This tip is especially relevant if you are entangled in unresolved issues. The paradox is that the present difficulties, which I do not want to solve, are often supplanted by extraneous obsessive thoughts. This is a kind of protective mechanism of our psyche. To get started, work on a problem that provokes annoying thoughts;

• switch

The Council is as old as the world, but effective. Changing activities helps you get distracted, reboot, and relax. Therefore, as soon as the “hackneyed record” begins to work, start washing, cleaning, ironing, watching a movie, go for a run, etc .;

• relax

Sometimes we do not notice how the internal strain finds expression in muscle clamps. We will work on relaxing the body to minimize the tendency to experience. Moreover, these methods are more than pleasant: massage, bath, sauna, swimming pool;

• review your daily routine

It happens that obsessive thoughts settle in your head at a certain time of the day. Or after a certain set of actions. If this is your case, review the schedule. For example, bring pleasant moments to boring work, avoid unpleasant communication, delegate matters, etc .;

• make new friends

Often the subject of conversation today is our reaction to loneliness, the sense of inferiority. Here's a tip: expand your circle of acquaintances, look for like-minded people with similar views, hobbies. Thoughts that like to spin in the mind will quickly fade.

An active lifestyle, keeping a diary “uncensored”, meditation, yoga, and the use of affirmations also help a lot from the frequent “thought-mixer” in the head. It is extremely useful to do self-development, read books, concentrate on the present moment or simply relax.

And please, give up the fight against obsessive thoughts. They, if settled in the head, and so select a noticeable amount of resources. And here you also need to consciously allocate forces to confront them, proving their viability / failure. Recognize the presence of a similar problem, and occupy your brain with some other matter. Scientists have proven: the more often our gyrus works, the less likely it is to manifest a neurosis and anxiety state.

Distracted - does not mean to surrender, forget or ignore boring thoughts. This is an opportunity to find new forces that can give rational ideas. And if you yourself can’t find the problem area (emotion-cause), do not hesitate to contact a psychologist. Together you can find the “snag” that interferes with life and work. Peace of mind to you!