Can't stop thinking!
I have posted elsewhere that I suffer clinical depression, social anxiety, GAD, and OCD.
One of the byproducts of this is that my mind is constantly racing. I cannot stop thinking about anything and everything. Phrases stick in my thoughts and I keep repeating them to myself, until another phrase or thought takes over. Endless roller-coaster and often meaningless. Can be something I have read, heard or said.
Not sure what I am really asking in this thread. Perhaps just venting my frustration.
Hi HA, welcome back
Yes our "ship" is off course. Do we strive to commission tugs to get it back onto our journey or do we repair our own rudder?
Dwelling is horrible. Is there a cure? I dont know but there are half remedies I've tested and found some relief.
Topic: who cries over spilt milk?- beyondblue
Topic: depression, a ship on the high seas- beyondblue
Topic : nip it in the bud ideas- beyondblue
Topic: accepting yourself, the frog and the scorpion- beyondblue
Racing thoughts is something I struggle with in my depression and my personality type (INFJ) means I tend to obsess over stupid things I have said or done. I have found guided meditation an amazing tool. I am still learning but it helps a little. I just found a guided meditation on YouTube with someone I like his voice.
Hope you are having a good week
Hi StitcherMum - thank you for the post!
Yeah - similar here. Coping mechanisms that I use is going for long walks and trying to focus on something while walking (eg. sound of water, trees, etc). It is a form of mindfulness. I have also started to keep myself very (manically) busy around the house - little projects of fixing things, cleaning, de-cluttereing, whatever comes to mind. Haha, nice for the house!
You have reminded me to dig out the personality tests that I have done many years ago (several of them) - it might make interesting reading under the circumstances. I know I am an IN (something) but cant remember the last two. I'll have a look.