There are many different things that you can do to stop thinking about something. One way to do this is to distract yourself with something else, such as playing a game or working out. It’s very important to avoid stress because stress is a trigger that will make you start thinking about all the things that are negative in your life. Finally, if you are really struggling with it try to employ some meditation in order to help get rid of your negative thoughts.
- To distract yourself, pick one thing to concentrate on rather than letting your mind wander.
- Paradoxical therapy – forcing yourself to focus on what you want to forget – can work.
- Meditation, self-affirmation and expressive writing are other methods of dealing with intrusive thoughts.
“While continuously trying to suppress a thought makes it come back stronger, postponing it until later can work.”