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What is the best way to get out of your head?

21 Answers
Last Updated: 04/13/2020 at 1:32am
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Lisa Meighan, MSc Psychology


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.

Top Rated Answers
March 25th, 2015 7:51am
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.
May 2nd, 2015 2:00am
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.
May 8th, 2015 5:10pm
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.
June 18th, 2015 1:38am
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 )
October 27th, 2015 3:14pm
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.
November 17th, 2015 3:14am
Find a activity you enjoy doing, could be anything from swimming to bird watching anything that keeps your mind active will Help x
November 23rd, 2015 9:21pm
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. (:
December 15th, 2015 2:33pm
Getting inside your heart. People usually get inside their groin instead though. 20 characters left.
February 8th, 2016 6:53am
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.
April 12th, 2016 5:58am
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.
July 25th, 2016 6:29pm
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.
August 2nd, 2016 5:31am
Personally I feel that the best way to get out of your head is by learning a new skill or hobby.....
November 15th, 2016 5:24am
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!
February 6th, 2017 3:52pm
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.
November 20th, 2017 7:19am
Distract your busy mind. Look your surroundings and find beauty in them. Take deep breaths and try to distract your busy mind.
December 4th, 2017 10:07pm
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''
March 6th, 2018 4:00am
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.
May 8th, 2018 7:34pm
Distract yourself. Listen to music draw, play music, watch movies or just hang out with some of your friends
July 16th, 2018 6:02pm
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.
July 17th, 2018 11:18pm
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!
April 13th, 2020 1:32am
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.