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October 12, 2018 at 7:47 am

Worries, unnecessary thoughts, depression

October 12, 2018 at 8:07 am

Unwanted intrusive thoughts are stuck thoughts that cause great distress. They seem to come from out of nowhere, arrive with a whoosh, and cause a great deal of anxiety. The content of unwanted intrusive thoughts often focuses on sexual or violent or socially unacceptable images. People who experience unwanted intrusive thoughts are afraid that they might commit the acts they picture in their mind. They also fear that the thoughts mean something terrible about them. Some unwanted intrusive thoughts consist of repetitive doubts about relationships, decisions small and large, sexual orientation or identity, intrusions of thoughts about safety, religion, death or worries about questions that cannot be answered with certainty. Some are just weird thoughts that make no apparent sense. Unwanted Intrusive thoughts can be very explicit, and many people are ashamed and worried about them, and therefore keep them secret.

There are many myths about unwanted intrusive thoughts. One of the most distressing is that having such thoughts mean that you unconsciously want to do the things that come into your mind. This is simply not true, and, in fact, the opposite is true. It is the effort people use to fight the thought that makes it stick and fuels its return. People fight thoughts because the content seems alien, unacceptable, and at odds with who they are. So, people with violent unwanted intrusive thoughts are gentle people. People who have unwanted intrusive thoughts about suicide love life. And those who have thoughts of yelling blasphemies in church value their religious life. A second myth is that every thought we have is worth examining. In truth, these thoughts are not messages, red flags, signals or warnings–despite how they feel.

Here are steps for changing your attitude and overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

Label these thoughts as “intrusive thoughts.”
Remind yourself that these thoughts are automatic and not up to you.
Accept and allow the thoughts into your mind. Do not try to push them away.
Float, and practice allowing time to pass.
Remember that less is more. Pause. Give yourself time. There is no urgency.
Expect the thoughts to come back again
Continue whatever you were doing prior to the intrusive thought while allowing the anxiety to be present.

Try Not To:

Engage with the thoughts in any way.
Push the thoughts out of your mind.
Try to figure out what your thoughts “mean.”
Check to see if this is “working” to get rid of the thoughts

October 26, 2018 at 8:12 am

What are the effects of stress?

October 26, 2018 at 8:14 am

Many people think that stress disappears on its own after a certain time. But unfortunately this is not the case.

The best thing you can do to remedy it is to fight against stress.

To assess the importance of the fight against stress, we list below what are the effects of stress.

October 26, 2018 at 8:16 am

What are the physical effects of stress?

Although primarily a psychic phenomenon, stress has a large number of physical effects.

Think for example of heart palpitations, muscle aches, stress headaches, etc.

This is due to the fact that in periods of high stress, our body produces the hormone cortisol.

The aforementioned symptoms are related to the physical reactions to these hormones.

Therefore, in the case where there is a prolonged stage of stress, these symptoms will manifest themselves.

Later this will also have an influence on other functions.

Think of simple things like memory, concentration and sleep.

Stress leads to memory problems, difficulty concentrating as well as problems falling asleep or resting.

What are the psychic effects of stress?

In itself stress is a psychic phenomenon.

Prolonged stress can, however, lead to even more serious psychic symptoms.

Think, for example, of burnout and depression.

If the stress persists for a long period of time, you will end up being psychically and physically consumed.

You will not be able to stop being worried, you will not be able to sleep enough, and this in turn will end up generating even more stress.

After a certain time this can become dangerous and will overflow the glass.

In this way, burnout can arise as a result of stress.

Stress can also be accompanied by a sad mood and fits of crying.

The accumulation of stress can cause these crises are increasingly frequent and more serious, and this after a certain time can lead to depression.

October 26, 2018 at 8:18 am

Thanks, everyone.. well explained… i appreciate it!