How to get rid of obsessive thoughts

Sometimes after a hectic day at work or bright events in life that require a lot of energy and emotions, when you go to bed in the evening, you return to the situations you experienced again and again. Every time you replay events in your head, you turn on your internal dialogue: argue, choose words that you could have said but didn’t, or simply relive the situation, agrees This process does not allow you to switch off and relax. How I would like to fall asleep and not return to obsessive thoughts!

Today we will teach you how to come into harmony with your own thoughts and feelings.

Why does the process of internal dialogue appear?

The thought process goes with us throughout life and never stops. Upbringing, social norms, religion and our self-image leave an indelible imprint on it.

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But there comes a time when we start to think that something in life is not going the way we would like, and we try to change it. However, we do not always succeed. As a rule, the obstacles are the ingrained attitudes that this internal dialogue creates.

Often, a person’s internal communication with himself almost never stops, and is interrupted only by sleep. Even he himself is not aware that this happens all the time.

Psychologists say that at this moment different forms of our Ego communicate within us:

  • child,
  • parent,
  • adult.

This happens because in the subconscious these parts of our “I” are always in conflict with each other. If one I (for example, a Child) commits some action, the second I (for example, a Parent) condemns him, taking as a basis the laws of the society in which he lives.

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From an exoteric point of view, internal dialogue prevents our brain from being flexible and open to new experiences. It seems to hold the perception of the world that we must adhere to, following the usual scenario.


We all know that we ourselves create the world around us. It’s not what actually exists, but how we perceive it, creating it with our own internal dialogue.

The consequences of internal dialogue

As a rule, when the situation becomes peak and gets out of control, constantly resuming the internal dialogue in our head, it can lead to the following negative consequences:

  • inability to concentrate on one thought,
  • the presence of endless mental noise,
  • state of reflection and constant stress,
  • inability to sleep normally,
  • the appearance of unreasonable fear ,
  • problems making important decisions,
  • self-searching and suspiciousness,
  • thinking is limited
  • lack of control over one's own thoughts,
  • constant feeling of guilt,
  • state of aggression, etc.

Therefore, turning off internal dialogue is not only possible, but also necessary in order to live a full life.

Exercises to stop internal dialogue

There are many ways to get rid of obsessive thoughts that control our behavior and mood. Techniques for achieving inner silence are divided into:

  • mental,
  • physical.

Read also: How the power of the subconscious influences the materialization of events. Joe Dispenza theory

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If you like to draw pictures in your mind and visualize everything, then the following techniques will suit you:

  • Imagine an object. Choose for yourself any object that you like (a ball, a car, a book), there is no difference. Now visualize this object down to the smallest detail. Relax before doing this exercise. The more real this item you can imagine, the better. Try not to be distracted by other thoughts.

  • Count. Take any large number (for example, 1000) and start counting down. Think purely about numbers.

  • Strength of will. If you can, try to tell yourself to just not think. Use willpower to silence the voice in your head.

  • Stalking. This method is based on monitoring your emotions and feelings during a dialogue, while managing your thoughts.

  • Contemplation. Draw some fairy-tale world in your imagination and just start contemplate how it functions.

Physical techniques for getting rid of internal dialogue

This method uses not imaginary, but actually existing objects to achieve inner silence :

  • Observation. Make it a habit to observe objects that you like, allowing your thoughts to simply flow in the direction in which they go. Observe nature, animals, processes.

  • Physical work. You can distract yourself by playing sports or doing housework. Then you will be busier with the question of how to relax than with your internal dialogue.

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  • Meditative practices. This method is perfect for clearing your thoughts.

  • Sensory deprivation. You turn off one or more senses on your own (you can close your eyes and ears at the same time). But do not abuse this method, the effect will be the opposite.

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