There are many times where I get lost in my own head. Times where I tend to overthink every single thought that passes through my mind, stress over the smallest of details and feel weighed down by any obstacle that I am faced with.
I guess this is why I have always loved the idea of being busy or constantly on the go. When I have things to help fill up my time, then I have no time to spare time to think. If I am not able to think, well then I am not able to get lost in my own thoughts.
Sometimes, though, no matter how hard we try, it feels as if we will be lost forever. We try to cram our schedules with as much as we can in an effort to try and distract our minds from being able to think, but there are going to be times where nothing will seem to work. We simply feel lost, and when we feel lost, that is when we become unhappy and life gets difficult.
I want to share with you some tips that I used in my own life that help me with days like this. You know, the days where you just need to get out of your head before you do something that you will potentially regret.
5 Tips To Help You Get Out Of Your Own Head
1. Focus On the Present
Okay, odds are that when I get lost in my thoughts, it is because I am thinking too much. I think about things that I wish I would have done differently in the past, or I think about things that I want to do in the future. Either way, both of these circumstances are distracting me from the one thing that I should be focusing on: the present.
We can’t change what happened to us years ago, and there is no way that we are going to be able to predict the future. But what we can do is focus on the present and make the most of the gift that we are living.
2. Get Some Sleep
Odds are when we get lost in our own head it is because we are overly tired. We don’t give ourselves enough time to rest and rejuvenate, and when we are overly tired, that is when we tend to overthink every thought that passes through our head.
Just like your body, your mind needs a rest as well. Make sure to get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep per night. If you are feeling extra tired during the day, don’t hesitate to take a quick nap. You would be surprised by how much sleep can affect your mood. Even something as small as a 30-minute power nap can make all the difference in the world.
3. Exercise Your Body
If you are feeling lost in your head, get out, move your body, and get some fresh air. Exercise is just as good for your mind as it is for your body. It allows you to release unwanted energy, and it allows you to essentially escape from the thoughts that are causing stress and burden.
If you don’t have time to go to the gym, go for a walk. Even if it is just a walk around your neighborhood, that is fine as well. Remember that any exercise is better than none. Just make sure to get out and free your thoughts.
4. Share Your Thoughts
Sometimes, we just need to release our thoughts. Whether it is talking with others or simply writing your thoughts down, just be sure to get them out of your mind.
It is not doing you any good to keep your thoughts trapped within your head, especially if they are negative thoughts. When you write them down, you are able to release them, and you are also able to go back to them if they are important.
This doesn’t mean that you have to start a blog or vent through social media. You can get a notebook or a journal to write down your thoughts. Either way, it is better to write and release your thoughts instead of keeping them trapped.
5. Schedule Your Day
A great way to get out of your own head is to plan your day so that you don’t need to try and remember everything. Write down the tasks that you need to get completed, places you need to be, when you need to be there by, and goals that you want to pursue. The more organized you are, the less overwhelmed and stressed you are. The less overwhelmed and stressed you are, the more clear and precise your mind will be.
Your mind can either be your best friend, or it can be your greatest enemy. These are some tips that will help you to clear your mind so that it isn’t a place you don’t enjoy being in. Once you get out of your own head and have a clear mind, then you can get back to living your life.
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