Have you ever been so stressed, so pressured, so overwhelmed by a situation, or maybe just by a THOUGHT that it sucked up all your energy?
First, it just changed your mood and then it slowly changed your way of being.
Many of us live with these situations or thoughts without realizing it. We are used to it/them. We are slowly being absorbed by them, as if they were quicksand and we are sinking little bit deeper day by day…
It’s not so complicated to get rid of an obsessive thought. You just have to acknowledge the problem, see where it’s coming from and determine yourself that you will get rid of it.
An obsessive thought can be created from a situation or a circumstance we DON’T LIKE or we CANNOT CONTROL; it can be created from a relationship we don’t feel good about; or from a person that makes us feel stressed. An obsessive thought can also be an emotion; for example fear about something or just stress about something. An emotion we are used to having and it’s very hard to cast it off of us.
I have had many of those and I know they are veeeery persistent.
Every time I was having an unpleasant thought or emotion, it felt like there was NOTHING I could do to get it out of my mind. I was feeling so pressured from these feelings, that I really believed that I will never feel free. It was like a jail I had created for myself. I was suffering from my own thoughts!
How did I overcome this situation?
First came the realization of the situation. To understand that I had an obsessive thought and where it came from. Next step: ok now I know HOW I feel and WHY I feel it. But still I cannot control it. You know why? Because I was simply used to it; and it’s difficult to break a habit.
So….what did I do?
2)Every time I had these feelings/thoughts I used one of the methods below to get rid of them.
By being loyal to these two things I gradually learned how to control my thoughts and break this unpleasant habit that my mind had created.
These methods are very simple and if you just commit to following them you will see that eventually you will get rid of all your unpleasant thoughts or feelings.
The key here is to be persistent!
If you just can be AS PERSISTENT AS YOUR THOUGHTS ARE you will defeat them!!
The reason why many cannot overcome them is simply that. They are not as persistent as they should be.
So you have to commit to yourself that you will do it EVERY SINGLE TIME these annoying thoughts appear!
If you make a promise to yourself that you will use one of these methods EVERY TIME you want to get rid of an obsessive thought it will slowly disappear. So simple like that.
Here are the methods:
- Every time an obsessive thought appears the first thing to do is to take deep breaths. Hold your breath inside for two seconds and think of your problem. As you exhale, imagine the problem going out from you. Do this as long as you want. You can also use a visualization here. You can think that you’re blowing all the emotions/feelings/problems in a balloon and then imagine the balloon disappearing in the sky. The problems are now too far away to affect you.
- Second thing to do, is to think of something positive. Think of the situation that gives you the negative emotion and try to find something positive in that situation or try to replace it with a positive emotion.
- Third thing to do, is to think of things you are grateful for in your life in general. This will make you change your mood and realize that the positive things in your life are more important than the negative. Think that the positive things take so much space in your life that there is no space for the negative ones.
I want to point out here that this is a difficult procedure and it takes time to start feeling better. It’s something that will come gradually. Don’t get angry or upset with yourself; don’t give up and remember that just the fact that you are trying to improve is a huge step. Think that, since it took time for you to build these negative feelings it will also take time to get rid of them.
If you feel that you need additional help and motivation take a look at this program of personal development.
Don’t forget to meditate every day 😉
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