Hoping to get some feedback from those that have worked through this issue.
I seem to constantly search for negative thoughts. As one disappears, I search for another one. As that one becomes less important, I think up another one, or return back to the previous negative thought.
I am an older man and quit drinking a few years ago. It seems that since I have gotten more physically and mentally healthy, these obsessive thoughts stand out.
I am happy a lot too, and am definitely not suicidal, but I want to ask the questions:
1. Is this normal to obsess?
2. Strategies to defeat this behavior.
My coworker brags how when he leaves work, he doesn't think about it at all.
Any and all help/tips/advice/websites/apps are what I am asking for.
I don't want to see a shrink because of the stigma.