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Dogmad600
Dogmad600

have negative thoughts often how do I deal with these?

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anything to distract yourself go a walk put on some music read a book anything.

Dogmad600
Dogmad600 in reply to kenster1

I can’t

RoxieDawn
RoxieDawn in reply to Dogmad600

Why not?

What are these negative thoughts? Are they just lies and untruths that want you to believe something is true that’s not? Is something troubling you that you may need to speak to a therapist about?

Distraction, changing the channel. Ideally you want to to turn the sound down of the negative noise. The longer you sit still, the longer you give power to these thoughts the longer you’ll stay in this constant ruminating thought process. You need to break these cycles when they come. It’s changing behavior and your reaction to them. Learn to mediate, breathing exercises, actually go out and do a little physical exercise like walking (even if walk around outside your home), put in some ear bud and listen to your favorite music. How about go onto YouTube and look up silly videos, nature videos. Read a book, etc. Better yet, journal these thoughts and channel them on paper or your tablet, this unloads them out of your head and onto another outlet.

Your focus needs to be directed somewhere else.

Dogmad600
Dogmad600 in reply to RoxieDawn

Just can’t yes they are

RoxieDawn
RoxieDawn in reply to Dogmad600

You can let them consume you or work towards not letting them do that, but I recognize negative thoughts are telling you that you can’t.

I listed some ideas, indiesbc listed some ideas below, maybe you’ll come back to these responses and give them a shot when your feeling up to it.

Dogmad600
Dogmad600 in reply to RoxieDawn

Sure watching tv listening to radio and mindfulness helps

Mindful meditation youtube just google and you can look at any subject youtube like motivational youtube

Journal what is happening..ur getting it out n not letting it build n get worse within yourself.

U can also jot down how u got through the negative thoughts.This way next time u can use it like a toolbox with tools to fix a problem.

This post may give you some ideas

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