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How to Overcome Unwanted Thoughts?

Unwanted thoughts are quite annoying and irritating as they result in lack of concentration and cause mental fatigue and tiredness. If you are also suffering from such unwanted thoughts, then you will definitely know how bothersome these thoughts are. If you haven’t overcome your trouble yet and are looking for some good tips then read this article because I am going to help you out by giving you some useful tips.

Write your Thoughts

Writing proves to be a good therapy for those who suffer from unwanted thoughts. Writing your thoughts in a diary or notebook will keep you relaxed and soothing as it will help you to transfer infuriating thoughts from mind to the paper. If roots of unwanted thoughts are connected to any past event, a harsh childhood experience or an unsuccessful love then writing these memories and thoughts is really very very effective. When you start writing your unwanted thoughts, feel yourself free to write whatever comes to your mind because you are going to write to express your feelings and not to impress someone. So don’t take care of making spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Your only purpose is to let your bad thoughts flow out of your mind.

Distract your Attention

When unwanted thoughts come to your mind, the best way to overcome them is to distract your attention. It would be just like fighting fire with fire. Make a better use of your idle time by following any of the following activities:

  • Start watching your favorite movie. The trick is to see that movie that can not remind you of your unwanted thoughts so it may be a comedy movie. Don’t watch a romantic movie if you are preoccupied with thoughts of bad romantic experience.
  • Play any sport you like. Sports are not only god for physical health but also very good to keep your mind clear of bad and unwanted thoughts. Playing a game for an hour or so will divert your energy and thoughts somewhere else.
  • Start reading a book, magazine or even back of your favorite cereal box. You will see that it would be really helpful in eliminating unwanted thoughts. Instead of bad thoughts, feed your mind with some fruitful and healthy thoughts.
  • Go to some beautiful park and start walking. Trees, clean air and tweeting birds will have a consoling effect on your mind and body and positive thoughts will start coming to your mind.

Have a Restful Sleep

A good and restful sleep can also prove to be very effective in order to get rid of unwanted thoughts and memories as deep sleep helps to shut down thinking process and helps to regain lost energy which was wasted due to thinking about bad and frustrating memories.

Clear your Mind of all Worries

Sometimes bad thoughts are also caused by stress and worries like thinking about a difficult exam or thinking about debt or mortgaged house. It is natural to worry about these things but don’t let them interfere your relaxation and comfort. If you are a natural worrier then definitely you may be suffering from bad thoughts but keep in mind that worries are not a solution to any problem. Instead an optimistic behavior will help you overcome your worries.

Share your Thoughts

You can also overcome your unwanted thoughts by sharing them with your spouse, friends or parents. When you share these thoughts with your family members or friends, they will provide you with a better solution to cope with these thoughts and help you to see brighter side of life.

Consult a Psychiatrist

Sometimes these unwanted and bad thoughts may be quite serious and require consultation with a psychiatrist which may help you out through different treatments including group therapy, hypnosis, individual counseling or even medicines.

If you are suffering from unwanted thoughts, never take them for granted, try to overcome them with above mentioned tips and if they continue then consult a good doctor in your area.

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Tips to Treat Depression without Drugs

If you are suffering from depression then you will be definitely aware of the fact that it is very hard to cope with it and it is very difficult to get rid of it without medication. But here I am going to provide you with some tips that will help you a lot in dealing with your depression without taking any medicines.

  • Proper diet is very important to overcome any kind of disease whether it is depression or something else. So you are required to take proper and balanced diet along with some multi-vitamins. When you will eat well and take a balanced diet, you will feel yourself healthy and fresh and your body will start functioning properly.
  • Regular exercise is also an essential part of treatment of depression. Exercise gives you and your body a strong feeling and at the same time, it will improve your mood for long hours. Keep in mind that exercise should be done on daily basis if you really want to get rid of annoying depression.
  • Sunlight also helps to keep your mood good and fresh resulting in a better mental condition, so try to get some sunlight daily for 10 to 15 minutes. It will be more than enough for treatment of depression.
  • Try to take sufficient and restful sleep at night as lack of proper sleep can also give rise to mood swings and depression. For proper functionality, your body and brain needs a sleep of almost 7 to 9 hours which will definitely change your mood. If you find some free time during day, you can also snooze for sometime.
  • Depression can make you isolate from rest of the world so try to make friends so that they can keep you busy when you feel depression. Remember that isolation can make depression even worse so chatting with friends or making plans about some activity can prove to be the best medication.
  • Refined sugar should be cut out of your diet. The reason is that depression is mostly caused by low serotonin level in brain. So when a depressed person takes sugar, it changes the mood by increasing serotonin level but remember that this improvement is temporary and you may collapse later.
  • Make a habit to record or write your feelings, thoughts and moods. You can use a diary or a journal for this purpose. In this way, you will be able to understand what feelings and thoughts are causing depression. Moreover when you will write down your feelings, you will feel fresh and satisfied which will help to overcome depression.
  • Prayer also plays an important role in improving mood of a depressed person, so take a little time daily for prayer. I am sure that it will really work for you.

Apart from following the above given tips, you should also seek help from some professionals and don’t feel hesitation in telling your feelings and thoughts to your doctor or concerned professional. Doctors, psychiatrists and other such professionals will definitely help you out.

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