Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A new inspirational blog for those with mental health conditions: "Hope from HealthyPlace"

How To Take Your Mind Off Problems

Mental health difficulties such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and more are notorious for causing people to overthink things and ruminate over problems seemingly nonstop. Thinking about problems too much can interfere in daily life. It's possible to take your mind off problems and find relief from ruminating and over-thinking. Here are ways to do it:

Do something you enjoy. When you actively engage in an activity you love, your mind has something to do. When your mind is distracted with other things, your thinking shifts away from your problems.
Get physical. Regular exercise, even a 10-minute daily walk, energizes both body and mind, and it has a positive impact on the brain that extends to the way it thinks.
Be mindful. Practicing mindfulness means being fully aware, through all of your senses, on what is going on in each moment. The brain can't think about problems and be engaged in the moment at the same time. Again and again, turn your attention to your present moment. Over time, mindfulness will be natural, and you will no longer overthink problems.
Purposefully engaging your mind in positive activities will help you take your mind off your problems—and keep it off.

Here are some more ideas to stop overthinking from our anxiety blogger, Tanya Peterson. Take a look.

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Today's Question: What do you do to take your mind off problems in a healthy way? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

Explaining Depression To A Friend
When Bipolar Medication Doesn’t Work: Disappointing Your Dr.
Eight Ways to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks
If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Some Days It’s Hard to Be a Positive Person
Recovery from a Mental Illness Trigger Event
Does the Addictive Personality Exist?
Parents Affected by Mental Health Stigma
Functionality as the Measure of Quality of Life in Bipolar
Recognize Progress in PTSD Recovery to Promote Further Healing
Going on Vacation With Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder
Eight Ways to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks
Vacation Well With Your Spouse Despite Mental Illness
Mental Illness Stigma that Comes from Concern Hurts
Personal Growth: Flower Where You’re Planted
Depression Self-Care in Relationships Requires Communication
Unique Mental Health Coping Skills for Bad Days
Grief and Dissociative Identity Disorder: Symbolic Loss
Borderline Personality Disorder, Manipulation vs. Honesty
Release Body-Stored Emotions for Eating Disorder Recovery
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


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