What are some ways of stopping thinking about someone?

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Last Updated: 03/06/2018 at 3:23am
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Top Rated Answers
Ametrine
July 6th, 2015 12:12am
Stay busy. Immerse yourself in things that interest you. When you are in an element that you feel passionate about, it makes it almost impossible for your mind to wander.
YoursTrulyBen
July 13th, 2015 5:38pm
Get rid of anything that reminds you of this person, keep yourself on the right track by replacing the time you spend thinking of this person with a new hobby, it will make you feel good.. surround yourself with people who share interests with you and those who care for you, lastly forgive the person cause it would be impossible to forget them if you dont forgive them, stop dwelling in the past and you'll be free to move on
Anonymous
August 4th, 2015 7:09pm
The best way to stop thinking about someone is to START thinking about yourself! Remember who you are, what you love to do, and the life you live. The more you focus on yourself, the happier you have the potential to feel.
littlemermaid222
November 2nd, 2015 2:09am
1 Delete them from any social media. 2 Keep yourself busy with sports or any other activities. 3 Focus on people that make you feel better. 4. Don't hate that person. 5. Remind yourself how beatiful you are and that you don't need that person to keep being who you are
Anonymous
July 13th, 2015 7:13pm
Keep yourself busy. Surround yourself with your friends and family. Take up a new sport or read a really good book. It's important to spark your interests and figure out what YOU are interested in an passionate about. Focus on making yourself the best person you can be.
Peace26
September 14th, 2015 11:25am
I started writing all those imaginary conversations i ised to have woth my busy gf.. Its helping a lot.. Try it
Anonymous
September 21st, 2015 4:13pm
If you think of stopping then you will never stop, try to do something that will makes you stop, do sport..
TalkitoutwithBree
March 10th, 2015 4:22am
Surround yourself with people you enjoy being around, and do activities that keep you happy. This is a great way to keep your mind off someone.
optimisticStar73
November 6th, 2017 8:53am
Find new hobbies, spend more time with friends, focus on yourself. Every time a thought of this person comes into your head make yourself think of a reason why they aren't in your life and eventually they will stop.
colorfulFlute99
March 16th, 2015 6:14pm
Do something that is just for you that you really enjoy. It could be a hobby, like reading, or an activity, like hiking or going out to a movie. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
Brittneym101
March 26th, 2015 8:10pm
There's never really any certain type of way to stop thinking about someone. Sometimes we can't control what/who we think about. The best way to try to stop is to let that feeling happen on it's own because I and/or other people could tell you ways that we feel is better for you to stop thinking about this one person, but that doesn't mean that it's going to work you just have to let it happen on it's own.
FeatherIce25
April 10th, 2015 12:14pm
There are no absolute ways though there are certain things you can do to avoid thinking about someone like a distraction, having supportive people around , a hobby maybe.
Anonymous
April 16th, 2015 4:02pm
All you have to do is occupy yourself with something else that takes up all of your thinking capacities.
lyricalArrow
April 24th, 2015 1:40am
Distract yourself by playing a game, going outside, taking pictures, or hanging out with your friends.
Anonymous
April 29th, 2015 11:54am
Distract yourself by activities or other thoughts when that someone pops up on your mind. And keep doing that until you eventually forget about the person
Anonymous
May 3rd, 2015 5:53pm
you have to distract your mind by finding something to concentrate on like drawing. It also helps if you distance yourself from that person.
Anonymous
May 14th, 2015 5:55pm
You could play some video games, go for a drive, cook a meal, hang out with friends. There are endless possibilities!
Anonymous
May 27th, 2015 4:00am
The thing is one cannot stop thinking about someone consciously. Repeating 'Don't think about him/her' to yourself actually means that you are thinking about that someone. Firstly, you need a distraction. It should not be an one time thing. The distraction might be making a new friend or getting a new hobby or even as simple as listening to music. The key is to keep yourself busy. Choose any activity and try it out with all your heart. If that doesn't work out, don't feel low. Go for another activity. But don't be too quick to jump over. Give it some time and your dedication. During all these process, be in love with yourself and believe that you are the best. Also, you gotta be patient. These things take time. Eventually, you will feel better and do have some hope. Cheers!
Sunshine15
June 6th, 2015 1:57am
Immerse yourself in fun activities or activities you enjoy. Jam to music, take a bubble bath, ride a roller coaster, whatever you'd like! You'll be having so much fun that it will take you mind off them. You can also try deleting memories like pictures, text messages etc.
Anonymous
June 22nd, 2015 3:03pm
Probably you can try for some distractions like cultivating your hobbies.. Get busy in your work. Spend time more with things which makes you interesting.
FoxInTheBox
December 21st, 2015 8:14am
Getting yourself distracted, rather than laying on the bed all day, feeling sad. Always better to go out in the open world, do things you like - something that will guarantee you a nice time!
friendlylistening
December 22nd, 2015 3:51am
You can go out and watch your favorite movie ever or going out with your best friends to the mall or to lunch.
Anonymous
February 1st, 2016 1:40am
It sounds like you are trying to get someone off of your mind. To do this you need to practice other things and do things that will get this person off your mind.
Greatlistener87
April 25th, 2016 2:30am
Keep your mind busy with other things. Try occupying yourself. You can keep yourself busy to keep your mind off it but it will not solve the issue. The way to sole it is to forgive and let it go.
LittleLemon96
May 16th, 2016 10:11am
1 - being busy, this is the most powerful way to stop thinking, your mind will be occupied about the current thing you do so you won't think about him/her, 2 - find out your hobbies. 3 - go out with friends that won't talk about that person. 4 - read books or watch movies. 5 - find a job because you will have a routine that will make you busy for a longer time. 6 - travel. 7 - join charities or associations.
Anonymous
May 17th, 2016 8:01pm
Take time to focus on yourself for example, exercise. It makes one focus on themselves instead of the situation and real eases endorphins which essentially make you happy
Anonymous
June 14th, 2016 10:12am
Don't do things you used to do with that person. Don't see movies that remind you of that person. Distract yourself by doing exercise.
Anonymous
September 5th, 2016 12:49pm
Do all the things you love. For example, ypu could listen to some of your favorite music. You could draw, go for a walk in the park, be around animals, etc. find a way to distract yourself as best as you can.
EchoBox
September 6th, 2016 6:19pm
Get yourself busy in your fvr8 thing or hobby that really helps because we replace it with something positive
enchantingApple96
July 18th, 2017 5:44am
Make yourself busy with your hobbies, interests and exercising. Meet a lot of new people as much as possible and disconnect yourself from the possibility of seeing him online/in person (delete the pictures, unfollow from social medias, etc.)