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Joanne13

653d

How do you guys deal with intrusive thoughts?

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    • lilly109876

      651d

      Sometimes talking to a friend or therapist helps me see the logical side of things

    • lilly109876

      651d

      Sometimes talking to a friend or therapist helps me see the logical side of things

    • Green_Goblin

      652d

      I pretend I'm an actor, and talk out loud about my intrusive thoughts, then act like a different character who uses logic and reasoning who challenges the intrusive thoughts character. It's silly but it works for me 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • DizzyTheaKitten

      652d

      I practice my mindfulness and focus on my breathing patterns and the things and sounds in the present moment. A count down- 5 red things in the room, 4 smells, 3 sounds, 2 blue things, 1 thing I physically feel ex: soft material, cold water... I also colour in my colouring books and listen to Alan Watts or music to distract myself and put my focus on that single thing(s) that I'm doing in that moment only. No thoughts of the past or future, just on what I'm doing right then and there. It's been very helpful all these years!

      • Raven_Wine

        652d

        @DizzyTheaKitten I practice mindfulness 3-4 times a day and I do guided meditations for a hour and breathing exercises, it’s not helping my anxiety is just getting worse by the day

      • Raven_Wine

        652d

        @DizzyTheaKitten I’ve been doing those things for a long time now

    • ketchup

      652d

      i just try my best to distract myself as best as i can

    • aries02

      652d

      i just acknowledge that its not at all a reflection of myself

    • Deathfuffy

      652d

      I try to avoid things that lead to them. Not walking on a road side, not driving, staying away from sharp objects or bathing alone. I don’t know how helpful that is to you.

    • uhnyeiss

      653d

      one thing I like to do, is picture the intrusive thoughts coming in like emails. I recognize that the intrusive thought is something that came to my mind, but it’s unwanted. so I picture marking the intrusive thoughts as “spam emails” and putting them into the trash folder. recognizing that it’s it’s a spam thought is important, and helps it be less sticky. also distracting your mind with a phone game that makes you think, can be helpful to distract your mind. I hope this helps you!! ❤️

    • Raven_Wine

      653d

      Sometimes I look at old videos of me and my friends to distract myself but sometimes watching a tv show or movie that makes you happy might help

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