We cannot control our disturbing thoughts that pop up but we can attach no importance to them. Picture they are on a train, coming and then passing. We dont have to get on and if we do, we can get off. I am practicing this starting today. I hope for good results. I hope to share this with others.
Practicing how we react to Disturbing Intr... - Anxiety Support
That is an excellent way to deal with negative thoughts!
I created my own type of technique called "thoughtarrest" to try and arrest my thoughts before they can upset me and put me into panic.
I usually say out loud “ is this useful?!” And quickly move away from the scary thoughts that pop into my head. Or I say no not today! I might look and sound crazy lol but it does work. I can he happy as a daisy than In a split second some random shit gets into my head which makes me break into a sweat and panic my heart beats fast... it all happens so fast but it shall pass like all the other thoughts than soon passed x
This is what I did. Thankfully, I am
Now in a better place. I told myself that these thoughts don’t define me as a person. I acknowledge them, they still give me anxiety but not as much as before. They’re just thoughts, only negative. They only reason we ponder on them os because we know that we are not the kind of person who will act on them.
My big thing right now is believing I wil be okay like not going to faint while having a panic attack. But see I could faint actually...anyway I start having the attacks when I start thinking I will have one...feels like my body is falling though the ground and y heart beat s super fast like hyperventilatingand I end up fighting instead of accepting but sometimes if I say a quick commanding No it does stop for a time until I start questioning myself again...