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How can I stop my mind from spinning?

9 Answers
Last Updated: 08/01/2016 at 12:31pm
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Top Rated Answers
Maria1997
March 4th, 2015 1:26pm
That's a hard to one, most of the times when we feel anxious, stressed, worried and so on we just ask ourselves why am I like this? why can't I make all of this stop? well sometimes in life when the problems come up and bad luck happens to knock on our door we just tend to feel lost, that's a natural response. Well from my point of view the best way to keep our minds clear and remain calm is to organise our ideas and put in order all our concerns and thoughts, there's no need to stress so much over a topic, sometimes we let ourselves drown in concern and we forget how to actually live freely and happy! so just keep in mind that you're free to make your choices, in the right time everything comes clear, we just gotta stay true to ourselves all the way throught. Just breath in and out slowly, close your eyes and break free for a while inside your own mind, sometimes we need a inner trip to discover more about ourselves and I'm sure that helps everyone get somethings straight, sometimes when we have a problem and we feel like we can't solve it and later we just find out the answers were there inside us all the way! So calm down darling life will make everything clear, time is the greatest teacher and he always show us the right way... just have some patience and life will slowly take you where you want to go :)
JemJem1411
March 2nd, 2015 1:31pm
Firstly, you need to figure out if what you are thinking is useful... is it positive. If the feeling is negative then you need to address it and accept it. Question it by asking yoursef is this thought going to help me? What evidence do i have to prove this thought wrong, then, try and replace this thought with a more relaistic approach.
Ladylove1128
April 21st, 2015 4:22pm
relaxing the mind by completing various of tasks can keep your mind from spinning, such as exercising like yoga or jogging. you can also meditate, read a book or listen to music.
StephFerret
April 21st, 2015 4:26pm
First, take a deep breath! When you are breathing from your diaphragm it is impossible not to relax and become more present in the moment and in your body. The "leaves on a stream" exercise (found on youtube) really helped me to learn how to observe my thoughts without judgment and separate my thoughts from myself so that I could let them pass me by and realize these huge overwhelming problems were actually not so big, because I could fit them on a leaf. So my final answer is breath, visualize, meditate and practice as a form of self-care! It takes deliberate, continuous practice to learn to focus on the here and now and not get so caught up in your own head but it is possible to retrain the mind! :)
RainOrShine
June 15th, 2015 4:06pm
I have often been a victim of over-active mind. It took me a long time to realize that I was not able to relax even when things were calm. During those times, I found meditation to be very helpful. It is important to consciously remind ourselves to slow down, take care of self... not just our physical body, but also focus on well-being of our mind.
zaix
October 25th, 2015 4:58pm
Just try taking deep breaths, listen to acoustic music with no words, anything that's calming can help.
Anonymous
July 11th, 2016 10:28pm
You can always try and shift your current thought to another thought that would make you feel better.
Anonymous
July 19th, 2016 1:27am
You can take deep breaths, go for a walk, read a book, take a break from what you are doing, or in fact go take a warm shower to ease you mind.
AnxietyTherapist4You
August 1st, 2016 12:31pm
Find a comfortable, quiet place free of distraction (such as bright lights and loud noises). If possible, use your phone to find a guided meditation on YouTube (there are dozens to choose from) and follow what is said for easy anxiety and stress relief. If you do not have access or are unable to listen, begin by laying or sitting in a comfortable place. Allow yourself to breathe and focus on each inhale and exhale. When the time is right, take deeper, slower breaths. Do not attempt to clear your mind; rather, imagine yourself along a peaceful creek and each troublesome worry and thought is placed in the water and allowed to float away. Do so while continuing to breathe deeply and slowly. This will cause your body to automatically slow itself down, lowering your heat rate and increasing oxygen to the brain, allowing you to naturally refocus your energies on what truly matters.