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TheDreamingKind

901d

I have been lately wondering about my mental condition. I think I am doing better since dropping out of college, but I still get intrusive thoughts. Any tips on what to do when these thoughts occur?

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    • lionmoons

      901d

      i like to remember that they’re just thoughts and they can’t hurt you. you’re the one in charge, not your thoughts. even though i know it doesn’t feel that way sometimes. also, intrusive thoughts don’t make you a bad person. ive been told to just let the thoughts pass without trying to stop them. i think that’s a mindfulness technique? so if you think that could be helpful maybe give it a shot.

    • lionmoons

      901d

      i like to remember that they’re just thoughts and they can’t hurt you. you’re the one in charge, not your thoughts. even though i know it doesn’t feel that way sometimes. also, intrusive thoughts don’t make you a bad person. ive been told to just let the thoughts pass without trying to stop them. i think that’s a mindfulness technique? so if you think that could be helpful maybe give it a shot.

    • Stonie

      901d

      Find that one thing that you find peace on

    • Throw_Things1212

      901d

      I also think that a good thing for me is some form of distraction where if you can tell they are coming you can find something else to concentrate on. Another thing you could try is journaling where you can just write the thought(s) down and then try to redirect the focus somewhere else

    • peachtea

      901d

      Try making a habit of using positive affirmations, eventually you will have trained your brain to replace negative intrusive thoughts with positive affirmations

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