A Few Daily Tips for Getting Out Of Your Own Head
Have you ever experienced the unpleasant and unwelcome sensation of having your mind totally crowded with chattering thoughts, to the extent that you just can’t seem to get a break, or relax, or concentrate on anything else?
If you’re anything like most people, the answer to this question is almost certainly, “Yes”.
While the thinking mind is obviously a powerful and essential part of ourselves, it can also completely overwhelm us at times and throw us into a spiral of rumination, with the end result being stress, anxiety, and distraction, among other things, as opposed to relaxation, peace and calm.
Sometimes, it’s simply necessary to take steps to get out of your own head.
So, here are a few daily tips for getting out of your own head.
Engage in regular physical activity
Engaging in regular physical activity has all sorts of well known benefits, whether that’s in the form of visiting physio double bay to help you resolve a nagging ache or pain, or whether it’s improving your health and endurance through regular cardiovascular exercise.
One of the key benefits of physical activity that often doesn’t get talked about as much as the direct health benefits, however, is the fact that it can serve as a great way to redirect our attention away from our own racing thoughts, and towards our bodies and immediate environments.
Whether the particular type of physical activity you like to engage in is jogging, weight training, yoga, or anything else, doing some form of exercise can really help to relieve the stress of racing thoughts.
Work on a project that you are enthusiastic about that takes up all of your attention
The term “flow state” is used in the field of psychology to refer to the experience people have of being totally immersed in an activity, to the extent that they lose all sense of self-awareness and preoccupation with their thoughts, and seem to almost “become one” with what they are doing.
Among other things, getting into a flow state on a regular basis seems to be really beneficial, and has a big impact on an individual’s sense of happiness, contentment, and well-being in life.
Working on a project or hobby that you are enthusiastic about, and that takes up all of your attention, can be a great way of getting into a flow state and giving yourself a break from your own thoughts.
Get out and about for regular strolls – ideally in nature
Going for regular strolls – even if they’re not physically strenuous – can help to put this into a more balanced state of mind, and can help to get you out of your own head.
In particular, going for regular strolls in nature can be very beneficial, and judging by the popularity of practices such as forest bathing and countryside rambling, roaming around in green spaces seems like an especially potent way of enhancing feelings of well-being, and breaking the loop of obsessive thinking.
If in doubt, try going for strolls in green places a few times a week and judge the results for yourself.
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