I battle with crazy and bizarre thoughts all day. They completely wear me out and the only rest I get from them is when I’m asleep or doing something that keeps me busy. Whenever I try and relax they just come from nowhere. I know they are caused by my anxiety, but I’m finding it hard to stop them.
This is a very, very common symptom of anxiety; so first of all, know you’re not alone with this.
It’s also important to know that no matter how crazy and bizarre you think these thoughts are, they are not you, and you’re not crazy.
When you’re anxious your energy has to go somewhere, which is why high anxiety can result in an overactive mind. That’s also the reason why thoughts can get out of control when you’re not busy - instead of your energy going towards an activity it’s used to create excessive thoughts.
Your anxious mind is putting your excess energy into something that takes it up, which is why these thoughts tend to be crazy, bizarre, and unwanted. You’ll have pleasant thoughts just as much as unwanted ones, but you don’t remember them or worry about them. In other words, you’ll spend less energy on thoughts that are perceived to be normal, compared to thoughts you find bizarre.
These thoughts shouldn’t concern you, because as I mentioned above, they are not you. Like all other anxiety related symptoms, they will disappear as soon as your anxiety levels are brought back to normal.
Action for Change
Concentrate on finding your BALANCE and reducing your anxiety to normal levels. Once this is achieved your excessive thoughts won’t hound you any longer.
It will also help you to concentrate your energy on specific tasks and focus on activities that keep you busy. If you don’t have enough to keep you busy, create things (hobbies are always a good starting point).
ABOUT CARL VERNON
Carl Vernon is a best-selling author & speaker, talking and writing about all things anxiety, stress, success & well-being.