The obsessive thoughts never come alone, but often come accompanied by other negative emotions such as anxiety and restlessness. To get obsessed with something will end up by blocking the mind, which prevent us from taking the helm of our life and change direction.
When something bothers us or restless – whether labor issues, couple relationships, family problems… it is normal to give it turns, but it should set limits because if we turn it into a worry appellant we will fall into obsession. Nothing worse for our confidence and self-esteem than obsessing, because also that will lead us to lose control. What to do? Take note of these 5 tips to overcome obsessions.
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Sharing concerns prevents obsession
If something’s bothering you, instead of giving turns and not getting anywhere, share it with your friends or family. Talking things not only frees us, it helps us make decisions. They will also help you think about other things and avoid turning to a recurring theme.
Those thoughts that returning, again and again, we have to set limits with simple gestures that will help our mind to keep them under control.
It’s a question of will, but well worth it. So, for example, propose to speak only 10 minutes a day on the subject, check the mail a maximum number of times a day or weigh only once a week (if your obsession is the weight).
It’s not just about understanding things, it’s about accepting them. If an idea or thought becomes a recurring it is appropriate to ask what we are not accepting. If we know what it is, we can find a solution.
Differentiate the types of concerns
Not all concerns are the same, because there are concerns about we can do something and not. If you cannot change things, let it pass.
Looking for distractions
Occupies your mind with anything else, read a book, go for a walk, listen to music, knitting… occupations beneficial all of them and we will focus on something else and stop thinking about what worries us.