Help to Stop Ruminating

It’s never easy to ‘just stop it’ but here’s a little advice on how to stop (or help stop) ruminating about things.

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Rumination, anxiety, depressionWe’ve all heard how bad it is to ruminate — that is, to chew on something troubling, turning it over and over in your mind.

Doing this makes you feel worse instead of better, so according to traditional wisdom, you’re supposed to watch your thoughts.

You’re supposed to just STOP if you find yourself ruminating.

But no one tells you how.

Feels So Bad It’s Good

The reason no one tells you how you’re supposed to stop ruminating is because it’s not clear how to do it besides simply using willpower.

As Bob Newhart advised a client in the famous therapist sketch, “Just stop it.” Obviously, it’s not that easy.

In order to make it stop, you have to understand why you’re ruminating in the first place.

We already know you’re not an idiot who wants to make yourself suffer for some unknown reason (only intelligent, thoughtful people read this…

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