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Ok, so I've had this problem for a while. So I'll be laying down in bed or just sitting in silence and then suddenly a bunch of mistakes, regrets, etc starts coming to mind which causes me to start blaming myself and it just really pushes my mental health down. This has been happening ever since I was about 8-9 years old. Does anyone have any tips to help stop or what could possibly be causing it?

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    • forknado

      579d

      this is the reason i cant fall asleep without some sore of background noise. i have ADHD and depression, so my mind tends to wander a lot, and when it does it's usually negative. the only way i've found to combat this is to listen to podcasts or creepypastas while i fall asleep, just to keep my mind on a story or a conversation. i've also found that the headspace podcasts work well for me, but i haven't used them since they went behind a paywall.

    • kittyrose

      578d

      I recently found that listening to sleep meditations has helped alot! I look up yoga nidra podcasts on spotify and put a sleep timer on it. It'll knock me out within 10-15 mins. Having someone instruct your subconscious on what to do rather than letting it wander is SO helpful.

    • pandamoose

      579d

      I have experienced this as well for years. This year a few months ago I had gotten in a car crash so that added to those thoughts and memories. Also last summer I got stuck on my first ever Rollercoaster and thought I was having a near death experience. Listen to music! Cuddle a stuffed animal. Lay with your pet. A good thing I do is call someone I haven't talked to for a while and just chat. Get your mind off of things. Or call a friend and tell them you need to get your mind off of things. Those thoughts will never disappear and will always exist. But it's figuring out which switch turns them off the quickest!

    • shoe

      579d

      Yes when im not doing anything and I just think about stuff like that I go into a dark place! Buy I have found constantly keeping myself busy really really helps, even my therapist thinks so! Like doing chores, watching a show, exc.

      • 0l1v3rH4sntF4ll3n

        579d

        @shoe Sounds helpful!! I'll have to try to keep myself busy more, see if it'll help me ❤️

    • forknado

      579d

      this is the reason i cant fall asleep without some sore of background noise. i have ADHD and depression, so my mind tends to wander a lot, and when it does it's usually negative. the only way i've found to combat this is to listen to podcasts or creepypastas while i fall asleep, just to keep my mind on a story or a conversation. i've also found that the headspace podcasts work well for me, but i haven't used them since they went behind a paywall.

      • 0l1v3rH4sntF4ll3n

        579d

        @forknado I actually do this same thing!! I always have something playing in the background like a YouTuber or something but recently it's become very difficult to block things out.

    • Asteroidrose

      579d

      for me, this usually happens at night. And i just exuse it as "getting in my head" but in reality, it is my depression. What i do is write. Just organize my thoughts. But sometimes it just helps to stimulate your senses. like going for a walk to clear your head or eat something. and if it is intrusive thoughts, a freezing cold shower. Because the shock will help.

      • 0l1v3rH4sntF4ll3n

        579d

        @Asteroidrose thank you so much! I'll have to try it! 🥰

        • Asteroidrose

          579d

          @0l1v3rH4sntF4ll3n ❤️❤️

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