Ever feel yourself ~going down the rabbit hole~? Try these
strategies to stop yourself from spiraling and quiet your
Posted on October 08, 2017, 14:01 GMT
So we asked the BuzzFeed Community and Bufka to tell us their
favorite strategies and methods for stopping a thought spiral
once it has started.
Of course, everyone is different and these strategies might not
work for everyone. If your thought spirals are frequent and
debilitating, or they are related to an underlying anxiety or
mood disorder, you may need to see a mental health professional
to explore different treatment options. But in the meantime,
here are some tricks, tips, and hacks you can try the next time
And of course, it’s always
important to take care of yourself and seek professional help
“Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, proper nutrition, and
exercising regularly — keeping yourself physically and
mentally healthy will make you better equipped to deal with
spirals when they happen,” Bufka says.
And finally, if your thought spirals are debilitating or you
are worried about your mental health, you might want to seek
help from a professional.
To learn more about
anxiety, check out the resources at the National Institute of
Mental Health here.
And if you need to talk to someone immediately, you can reach
the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and or the
Crisis Text Line by
texting HOME to 741741. Suicide helplines outside the US can be