HOW TO DEAL WITH UNCONTROLLABLE THOUGHTS
The mind is one the determining factor that can shape the destiny of any man; if you can control your thoughts, you have taken over the steering of your life. However, managing your thoughts is not that easy; having control over what enters or leave your mind can be daunting at times. Fortunately, this article will show you the causes as well as the steps to take if you want to deal with uncontrollable thoughts.
THE CAUSES OF UNCONTROLLABLE THOUGHTS
Uncontrollable thoughts can be caused by several mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), amphetamine addiction.
In addition, when you know the causes of a problem, you have gotten 50% of the solution. However, if you suspect you have any of the disorders, and it is not just uncontrollable thoughts, you can research more on any the disorders you think you may or may not have. Furthermore, when uncontrollable thoughts are not spiked by health condition, they may be caused by lack of sleep and high stress.
FIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH UNCONTROLLABLE THOUGHTS
The good news is there are practical ways to control uncontrollable thoughts and reduce the occurrence and below are the things you can do to stop or reduce uncontrollable thoughts.
FOCUS ON TODAY
We focus more on the future or the past that we forget to live. This is one of the reasons for uncontrollable thoughts. Leave the past; it cannot be changed, focus on today because it determines the future. Another reason to focus on today is that it is what you can control.
The things we say have a way of molding our destinies; when you keep saying positive things, likewise if you keep repeating negative things you will keep pondering on thoughts you do not like. Say positive phrases such as “It will be okay”, “this current phase will transform me positively”. Mantras keep the mind focus on a simple, but confident and encouraging thought. It also keeps it away from racing thoughts. In addition, what we watch, listen to or read about has a way of building our thought patterns. Steer clear from things that do not edify you or bring peace to your heart.
STUDY THE WORD OF GOD
A wise man said “you may not stop a bird from flying over your head, but you can stop it from building a nest on your head” it also applies here; you cannot stop yourself from thinking about some things, but you can prevent it from being an uncontrollable problem. One of the ways to manage these thoughts is to study the word of God; search out what is written concerning you in the scripture. When you notice uncontrollable or racing thoughts in your mind, quickly switch to the word of God; dwell on the promises of God. You can only fight uncontrollable thoughts with the word of God when you spend time studying your Bible.
Another powerful way to reduce uncontrollable thoughts is to distract yourself with something else; for instance, you can use your favorite hobby to calm yourself. Playing your favorite instrument, cooking, painting, coloring books or any other hobbies you can think of.
Exercise You can manage or even stop uncontrollable thoughts with regular physical activities. Regular physical activity improves your physique as well as your mental well-being. In addition, studies have shown that exercises can boost your mood. So, when you are jogging, running, skipping, taking long walks, you are not only improving your body, you are developing your mind as well.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: In conclusion, it is not enough to read the article; you have to put them to practice if you want to see changes. Exercising, healthy distraction, mantras, focusing on the present, and studying the word of God will help you control your thoughts.