Introducing Topic Tuesday’s!
Today’s topic is intrusive thoughts.
What’s an intrusive thought?
It’s an involuntary thought, image, or idea that is unpleasant and unwanted. These thoughts can be hard to get rid of and can become obsessive.
It’s important to know that if you get them, you are not a bad person. And, YES, everyone gets them! These thoughts are not invited by you, they just happen.
I’ve suffered from intrusive thoughts for ten years. There was a time, when I was able to manage these thoughts. However, I began to endure obsessive thoughts that needed psychiatric treatment.
If you have suffer from intrusive thoughts, what are some tools that you recommend for others, to help stop them?
One tool that I found helpful was to write the intrusive thought out and my fears about the thought. Then, I would write down reasons why it would not happen in real life.
For more information, check out this informative article on intrusive thoughts: Intrusive Thoughts
[Disclaimer:Please remember that these tools are for self help! Sometimes, these techniques do not help. Treatment options are available and recommended!]