Hey! There are various ways to help stopping a thought train… some things I’ve done: - write it out and throw it out (write down your fears and thoughts, then throw them away or rip up the paper… imagine the thoughts going with it) - ask yourself what are 5 things I see, 4 things I hear, 3 things I can smell, 2 things I can touch, one thing I can taste - tell yourself “maybe I did, maybe I didn’t” and then pray a prayer of surrender to God - talk to your feelings (identify what you’re feeling in the moment) If these don’t work for you, there are PLENTY more!! Everyone is different, even if they struggle with similar things, so just find what works best for you :) And know you aren’t alone! And that your thoughts do not define you.
You have to just sit with the anxiety..don’t seek reassurance…dont fight it..overtime your brain will learn more and it gets easier. It took me 6-7 months to learn how to not compulse. I am still learning each day and getting better. It can be frustrating and is a slow process
When you start seeing the results it gets easier because you really realize how horrible compulsing is and how painful it can be
Rumination isn’t an obsession it’s a compulsion, rumination is something you “purposely” do (i know sounds weird right?) The key to stop ruminating is to just stop, literally stop, “I’m not going to ruminate here, I’m not going to try and figure it out” if you have successfully done it, you’ll see you’ve stopped, if you feel you’re doing something else… that’s what’s keeping you stuck