Posts Tagged ‘get rid of intrusive thoughts’

Performance Addiction and Perfectionism; Traits of the Intrusive Thoughts, Anxiety Sufferer?

March 17, 2010

You’ll see that throughout this blog, they ways to get rid of intrusive thoughts and anxiety is NOT by trying to stop them but let them fade away.

And they fade away after you take care of whatever is causing you anxiety, getting stress items off your plate, finding alternative ways of looking at other mainstay stress items, rebuilding the strength in your body etc.

Intrusive Thoughts are but a symptom of anxiety. A nasty, scary symptom that makes you feel like you’ll lose control and do something crazy or stupid.

Here’s where this is leading. To stop intrusive thoughts, lower the anxiety, and slow your mind down, you need to find out what is going on behind the scenes.

Some say ‘what is the root cause’.

I’d like to expand on that and tell you it’s not easily seen. there could be things deep in your psyche that you don’t even notice.

And for me, it’s perfectionism and performance addiction. Everything had to be perfect. My day had to be filled with victory after victory. And never being happy that I got enough done, or that it was perefect enough.

I termed it my ‘gotta do’ attitude.

So, why do I share this? Because you may be wondering how to get rid of intrusive thoughts, you realize there may be something else going on but what could it be?

So, if you see anything that relates to you in this article, then I gave you something to think about. Something good to think about because now you know where it all comes from and may decide to go to the library and read a book on it to see if it really is what is behind your Intrusive thoughts and Anxiety.



Are You Scared to Accept Intrusive Thoughts and Anxiety?

March 11, 2010

Why wouldn’t anyone be interested in yesterdays memo, Accepting Intrusive Thoughts and Anxiety? A) Because I did a poor job of writing it and no one picked it up online? Or B) because that’s the last thing someone with OCD over intrusive thoughts and anxiety wants to hear?
Let’s try this again. Maybe repetition works. After all, many of us do have or have had, OCD!
Let’s assume B) is true. After all, who could accept that they are thinking they could losing control of this knife and stick someone they love, or jumping over a railing or in front of the subway, or even losing control of the car and running over the little kids walking along the sidewalk.
I get that.
But here’s what I want you to get. To get rid of intrusive thoughts.
As soon as you can accept you have these thoughts and images, you’ll be on your way to recovery. After that, it’s only a matter of time before the physical brain heals itself and you are good to go. Better than ever before.
So how do you go about accepting these intrusive thoughts, harm thoughts, bad thoughts, scary thoughts, obsessive thoughts? Especially, if you are at the level of OCD where they a repeatedly going on in your mind, over and over, hundreds of times a day, or whenever you walk near someone you love, or that stranger calmy walking down the road?
Yesterday I said ‘I accept whatever thoughts and feelings come my way’.
Also, ‘I don’t have to feel perfect to feel good’.
Today’s Free Intrusive Thoughts TIP is…
‘I accept that I cannot accept these thoughts that are in my head’.
Okay, on the surface it doesn’t make sense. But, remember, to cure anxiety, you have to get below the surface. Even if you are accepting that you cannot accept these intrusive thoughts, you are accepting something.
By accepting something you are taking some power out of your internal fight. And when there is no more fight going on, then you are recovered.
So, take this one small step to finding some peace of mind and accept whatever you cannot honestly accept.
There you will find some assurance that because you are not the only one with intrusive thoughts, you are not going crazy and aren’t going to do something stupid.
You’ll also receive a free mini series on some moves you could make to take care of the physical side. Natural Ways to Heal Anxiety.
I do not believe intrusive thoughts and anxiety are ‘it’s all in the mind’.