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UwU77

802d

How do I stop myself from overthinking too much?

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    • Breannaliz

      802d

      You’re not broken!! You’re just mentally spicy!

    • Cielie

      801d

      Audio stimulation. Play music play shows or videos in the background of doing something that can distract you. Like painting or some artsy thing with Audio in the background

    • RareEyez86

      801d

      Learn a new language 😊🙌🏽 map out your next long-term goal maybe? Got a bucket list 😁

    • Jade234

      802d

      Overthinking doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, just see your mistakes and struggles and take something out of it. Make a realization. Learning from your mistakes by overthinking can actually help you in the long run because you can try and visualize the way you are seen to others and what you can do differently

    • SimplySassy

      802d

      ❤️

    • NB9

      802d

      Most of my depression and anxiety increases when I’m having my period. I get severe PMS. I also loose it when my blood sugar is low.

      • Breannaliz

        801d

        @NB9 yesssss! I get really really bad pms too and it’s so hard to recognize while you’re in it

        • Becface

          800d

          @Breannaliz I really feel that hard to know you’re in it. That’s part of what’s frightening about it for me.

    • Angelea

      802d

      ❤️

    • angrysloth

      802d

      a lot of people are giving distraction methods which can be a great way to temporarily feel better but to really combat the thoughts it can help to argue against them… if your mind is saying “they must not like me bc they didn’t text me back all day” ask yourself, “ did they tell me they don’t like me? is it possible they are just busy?” and just try to bring reason into your thoughts

    • Becface

      802d

      Another really nice thing for me that helps me with intrusive thoughts is memorizing things. Things like songs or poems or even mathematical formulas. It’s helpful to find something that you want to learn more about and then choose a chunk of info to memorize. I feel like it utilizes a different part of my brain and so distracts from unwanted thoughts.

    • UwU77

      802d

      I love that lol

    • Breannaliz

      802d

      You’re not broken!! You’re just mentally spicy!

      • emstability666

        802d

        @Breannaliz this is the best lol

    • UwU77

      802d

      I used to enjoy listening to music to distract myself and focusing on that but I usually end up crying, I feel broken

    • Breannaliz

      802d

      Anything that will help your brain focus on what you’re doing in the moment will help, it’s hard when you start to spiral because you feel out of control. Sometimes I just have to put music on that I know because I focus on the song

    • UwU77

      802d

      I wish I could bake, it's just things I used to do aren't as interesting or maybe I'm being too lazy with things so my thoughts start to spiral out of control.

      • JdogHybrid428

        801d

        @UwU77 most people have to change things up from time to time.

    • bbyz0e

      802d

      find new hobbies that force you to think about that as you’re doing it & not your bad thoughts. baking helps me a lot

      • Breannaliz

        802d

        @bbyz0e I second this! Sometimes writing it down helps me too, just being able to get it out of my brain and actually see it helps me to understand that it is my overthinking

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