Do you ever feel trapped?
Like you’re being suffocated and weighed down by an undeniable force? No matter what you do, the pressure is relentless in weighing you down and even doing the simplest task gives you a knotted heaviness in your stomach?
If this sounds similar, you’re probably experiencing what many like to call “Being Trapped In Your Mind.”
At some time in your life, you’ve probably faced this issue, especially in times like this, where the world has been dealing with a global pandemic that has put us all under quarantine. Your thoughts can definitely become your worst enemy.
Here are some tips that could help you if you’re feeling trapped in your head.
1. Write out all of your thoughts.
It seems simple and maybe silly but writing out your thoughts, almost like keeping a diary, will help you sort through your thoughts, and once written down, you might find you’re no longer dwelling on them.
2. Find simple little tasks that help you focus on yourself.
For me, I close my eyes and take deep breaths. This will allow you to focus on the inner feelings that you need to feel full.
3. If it’s a situation that is overwhelming you, subtract yourself from the problem.
Maybe you got into a fight with your parents or the people around you are triggering you, the best resolution is to step away from the situation to get more of a clear mind. Say to them I’m going for a walk, and we can talk more later. At the end of the day, your mental health should always come first.
4. Getting outside and breathing in the fresh air is always helpful.
Nature is simplistic and can add a calming element to our everyday lives. Connecting with nature and seeing everything going on around, you will make a massive shift in your mindset. Just stepping outside and seeing how beautiful the world is can change your perspective on everything you do.
6. Find a better outlet.
Often, when people get overwhelmed, they turn to something to distract themselves, but it might not be a healthy way to deal with things. Try channelling all the energy you’re wasting on overthinking and stressing into something healthy like working out, cooking, writing or something that will essentially help you grow.
7. Always remind yourself of the good things in your life and how far you’ve come.
Most people who have been struggling get so trapped in their current mindset that they cannot realize the amount of growth they have made within themselves in the last couple of years. Yes, the past can be a daunting thing to think about, but being in the present moment and focusing on the now rather than on the past or the future will be a massive game-changer in helping your mental health.
It’s not easy to go from being trapped in your mind to being carefree and open to new possibilities. Still, the critical thing to remember is that you are in control of your mind and that relentless force that is weighing you down is something that you can eliminate now from your life once you start working on what’s important you.