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4. Document options and solutions

4. Document options and solutions

Writing down your thoughts helps to “get them out of your head” and allows you to view them more rationally.

Try writing down:

  1. The thought that is stuck in your head
  2. What you can do to help offset the thought
  3. Things you have no control over with regard to the thought

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Emotional flexibility

Emotional flexibility

This is a trait that helps us adjust more easily to new circumstances, challenges and situations as they arise.

  • Whether it’s starting a new job, taking a new class or getting married, being cognitively flexible helps us to grow and get along better with others.

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5. Think before automatically saying "no"

5. Think before automatically saying "no"

Some people have the tendency to say "no" automatically even before thinking about what was asked of them.

  • This can be especially problematic in relationships.
  • It is limiting and unnecessary to always dismiss ideas or deny your partner his or her...

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3. Practice thought-stopping

3. Practice thought-stopping

An important part of gaining control over your repetitive thoughts is to become mindful of them when they occur—and then practice the simple technique of thought stopping.

  • Try envisioning a red stop sign, and saying to yourself: STOP!...

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1. Change your diet

1. Change your diet

For many, a diet with a higher ratio of complex carbohydrates to protein can be helpful.

  • In particular, you might try adding chickpeas and sweet potatoes to your diet because these foods help boost serotonin, are high in fibre, and are lower on the glycemic index....

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2. Exercise

Another way to increase L-tryptophan is by exercising.

  • Exercise also increases your energy levels, reduces your worries, and can distract you from the repetitive thinking patterns that get stuck in your head.

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Write down ideas

Most ideas come at inconvenient times, such as during a conversation with a friend, a thought while watching a show, a link while you're exercising.

  • Get used to writing ideas down the moment they pop into your head. Don't judge the ideas - just make them intelligible s...

Do a mind sweep

This process walks through a list of prompts in different categories, looking for things you're trying to remember and commitments you've made and gets them out onto paper.

It will help you clear your thoughts and get the distractions out of your head.

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