What is the best way to get out of your head?
Last Updated: 04/13/2020 at 1:32am
Lisa Meighan, BSc Psychology (Honours)
Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.
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The best way to get out of your head would be MINDFULNESS. Living in the moment, experiencing to the fullest. It brings up a lot of amazing observations and you can easily get away from your thoughts and hence out of your head.
Doing things that you enjoy, going for a run, talking to somebody you trust completely. Doing so can really help you to empty your mind.
Go do something, play a sport, go for a run, read a book, write. Anything to distract yourself. Your mind is a scary place sometimes you just have to learn how to escape it.
The best way to get out of your head is distract your self with things that you like to do. (sketching, listening to music, dancing, go out for a coffee.. etc )
Try to find a hobby that makes you think and focus. For example, dance. It requires so much skill and focus it's hard to go into depth about many things. What I like to do is watch a movie or show that ends on a cliffhanger, so I can ponder about that, and not other unwanted thoughts.
Find a activity you enjoy doing, could be anything from swimming to bird watching anything that keeps your mind active will Help x
The answer to this varies for everyone! Finding what works best for you is a lifelong journey. Some people find comfort and relaxation through music (whether they're listening to it, writing it, or playing it themselves!), while others enjoy more physical actions like running, weight lifting, or sports. Find what hobby you're passionate about, and see if doing that helps you to escape your thoughts for a little while. (:
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I wish I knew still working on that myself. Keeping yourself busy with positive things, can truly help with you getting out of your head, with no regrets of doing anything since its all positive.
You overall should try doing something to distract you from any thoughts. Reading,(not skimming) COULD help. Going for a jog, play an instrument, playing a sport..etc. Anything that might require quick thinking.
Exercise is a great way to get out of your head, and it has the added benefit of being healthy in many other ways, too. It creates momentum, makes you more productive when not exercising, helps the sleep cycle, and helps to manage emotions.
Personally I feel that the best way to get out of your head is by learning a new skill or hobby.....
Sometimes getting out of your own head is a perfect way to relax and reflect. I do this by meditation. I find that focusing on my breathing and listening to calm music completely transcends me from reality!
Mindfulness techniques work well to take a step back from your own thoughts, you may try breathing exercises and self awareness techniques, a good technique to try is the 5 senses technique, just sit back and focus on all the 5 senses in your present moment, what can you smell, taste, see, touch and hear? everything that you have ever experienced in your life has been through one of these 5 senses and it is important for you to occasionally get back into touch with them.
Distract your busy mind. Look your surroundings and find beauty in them. Take deep breaths and try to distract your busy mind.
repeat or read these words as frequently as possible: '' my thoughts and feelings and inaccurate'' '' i do not have control over what i can't predict/change'' '' i am not my thoughts''
I find exercise is such a benefit and release...It clears the head, amazing endorphins and healthy. I also enjoy throwing myself into a project/hobby I like. Anything to where I am not thinking or having to much quiet time...when my mind races the most.
Distract yourself. Listen to music draw, play music, watch movies or just hang out with some of your friends
i think everyone has a different way to escape. personally i like getting pen and paper and write any random thoughts in my head. music helps too sometimes.
do anything that makes you even the tiniest bit happy. then keep doing this lots of times and if there is a friend who you always enjoy being around, arrange a time to meet up. keep doing the things that you enjoy. if everything fails, here are some of my favourite things to do when i feel like this: go on a walk and listen to some music, bath with lush bath bomb and playing tennis. hope this is useful!
Getting out of your head can be tough! However, one thing you can do is do a physical activity, such as: -gardening -exercising (walking, running, biking, frisbee, kayaking, etc.) -hiking -playing video or board games -working on arts and crafts -playing a musical instrument -household chores -volunteering -meeting a good friend for coffee or lunch -playing with a pet or animal Other things you can do are more mentally stimulating activities, such as: -word puzzles -computer programming -reading a book -meditating -watching a new tv series or movie -planning your next vacation or trip -calling a family member or friend to catch up or see how they are doing There are a variety of things you can do to get out of your head! All you have to do is start on something and the more you work on activity, generally, the more you will feel better.
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