Wondering how to stop spiraling into bad headspace and strive for good women’s health? I’m a therapist in private practice and I know all too well how easy it is to spiral into negative thoughts. I have people who struggle with the same thing. In this post, I want to share some of the techniques that have helped me and my friends when we feel like we can’t stop spiraling. Keep reading for some practical tips for getting out of this downward emotional spiral!
Establish a trigger-free space
Here’s what you need:
A journal. This is where you will document your triggers and the situations that trigger them. You can find one in any bookstore or stationery shop, or make one yourself with paper and pens.
A reminder system for when the trigger occurs (for example, “I feel uneasy whenever I see a picture of my ex-boyfriend”). When this happens, write down what happened and how it made you feel (like “I felt sad when I saw him”). Then go back through your old journals until you find instances where there was no mention of this person—you may not have even known they existed until now!
Identify your hot spots
Hot spots are situations that trigger you. They can be as small as a memory, or as big as your entire life. They might be related to the past, present and future. Might also have something to do with work or other aspects of your life outside of spiraling for good women’s health (e.g., relationships).
Identifying the hot spots in your life is important because they will help guide where we go next when we’re working on stopping spiraling for good women’s health.
Try some sideways thinking
You should try some sideways thinking.
Think of the opposite of what you are thinking, feeling and doing.
Consider the opposite-of-spiral
If you’re looking to understand the opposite of spiraling, consider this analogy: Your body is like an automobile. You are driving it forward into the future and going in circles at the same time. The more you turn around, the faster and farther from home you get until eventually your car comes to a stop—and then everything starts over again!
So what exactly does this mean? Well, first off it helps us understand how this phenomenon works in our own lives. We can see that when we spiral down into depression or anxiety about something important (like our job or relationships), we become less effective at doing anything else besides reaching out for help or talking about those feelings with someone close who understands where we’re coming from better than anyone else would ever be able to do so without being right there beside us 24/7 throughout their entire lives as well (which wouldn’t really work either since they probably have other responsibilities too).
However if instead of just waiting around until someone else comes along who might not understand exactly how bad things really are then maybe instead try doing something different – even though sometimes change may seem scary at first glance but trust me once again: THIS IS NOTHING NEW!!
Wise words from a therapist on how to deal with spiraling thoughts.
- Make sure you have a therapist.
- Find a therapist who is right for you.
- Work with your therapist to help heal your spiraling thoughts and feelings, so that they don’t take over every part of your life.
The role of the therapist is to provide support and guidance in trying to make sense of these crazy thoughts, feelings and behaviors so that they can no longer control how we think about ourselves or others. They also try to help us learn how to cope with them better by using techniques such as mindfulness meditation or CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). This can be done through phone calls or Skype sessions if needed too!
It’s important to remember that spiraling is a mental health issue, not a personality flaw. You are not spiraling because you are weak or lazy or stupid; you are spiraling because your mind has been trained to respond in this way. When we spiral, we get stuck in our own thoughts and feelings and lose sight of reality. But with practice and patience, it’s possible for anyone to learn new habits that free up their minds from this vicious cycle—and bring them closer to what they want out of life!