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Getting Rid of Dark or Unwanted Thoughts

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Useually I distract myself from the thoughts for some time, and approach things later with a calmer mind and more neutral thinking.

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"Getting rid" somehow implies to neglect the conflict. I'd suggest understanding the root cause, without labeling.

Acceptance and a playful attitude towards life.

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Listening to AKB48 music tends to help me when I'm feeling the blues.
Or sometimes I'll listen to show tunes, or pony music. 

Lost by 4everfreebrony is a good song for reflection. 

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When I seek a refuge from these thoughts I go outside and surround myself in nature. You begin to feel how your life is so much more than these things you perceived. Just like the wind and trees on how they constantly work against each other, they still prevail even in such odds.

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I am one to dwell on theoretical worst case scenarios. For me, getting rid of some thoughts is as easy as willing them dead on the spot. Other times it requires a distraction. FiM is a distraction. Anything to get my mind off whatever it is. I don't usually bother getting rid of the thoughts if it requires a distraction. I don't always allow myself to act on feelings so it doesn't matter if I have them. Even fears. Sometimes I'll be thinking something, and it will be distracting, and I'll just tell myself that those thoughts serve no purpose and I'll will them away.. I don't know if everyone else can do that. SO I'd have to say just take up a hobby. Something time consuming, requiring full mental attention. Learn something new. Learn how to do digital painting. Anything that you can do which requires your mental attention. It cannot be something like jogging if jogging is something you can do instinctively without thinking. You can't have the mind freed up or it might run away from you with those thoughts.

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Well I actually developed a auto-reset system in my head. The thing is that my head now works in a way very similar to a computer so I can easily monitor and change things in my mindset. So when dark thoughts start to appear my mind automatically identifies them as glitches and auto-resets. When it resets it will restart my thought system and start it on what's in my current surroundings. I'm actually amazed of how my mindset developed into something very similar to a self-aware computer system!!! :)

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I'll listen to music or try positive thinking/reinforcement if need be. 

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Seriously. Best way to avoid negative thoughts. Cut them off. Think of other things. If necessary just make your mind a blank altogether.

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Well I actually developed a auto-reset system in my head. The thing is that my head now works in a way very similar to a computer so I can easily monitor and change things in my mindset. So when dark thoughts start to appear my mind automatically identifies them as glitches and auto-resets. When it resets it will restart my thought system and start it on what's in my current surroundings. I'm actually amazed of how my mindset developed into something very similar to a self-aware computer system!!! :)

LOL, this post reminded me of this scene from Malcolm in the Middle

 

 

Seriously, though, that sounds pretty sweet. I wish I could mentally train myself to do something like that.

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Boredom is probably what causes it, along with belief in negative supernatural forces, fear of the dark, how brain development normally is for a teen perhaps, and prolly more. Bullied kids get more nightmares on average, or kids who saw too much violent media growing up, or have angsty ideas about the world due to negative news sensationalism etc. Another factor is stress, poor sleep, too much caffeine, etc. 

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Drawing, reading, watching ponies, playing video games, just simply sleeping or breathing... I dunno. All the basic stuff I guess.

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Drawing sometimes helps make the bad thoughts go away. If it doesn't, I would probably throw myself against a wall until it stops.

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I have to basically try to cancel them out with other thoughts. I have to make myself think about something else in order for them to stop, and even then I have to try and focus on that other thought over the darker thought and, honestly, it's not really easily done.

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Try rationalizing your thoughts, and figure out what's bothering you. Once you figure it out, think of everything you can do to address those issues. Keep yourself calm, be mindful and don't let yourself be overtaken by your own thoughts- you have control over them and it's important you know this so you can go about managing them better. 

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I enjoy contemplating, so I just let it get through my head beside suppressing it. 

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For me personally, it has worked almost wonders to simply accept them, instead of trying to surpress them.

THey are just there, it is that way, I told myself.

Ironically, this lead to them disappearing for a very major part.

Accept yourself.

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for me I kinda stopped thinking altogether as nowadays it feels like I dont have any unwanted thoughts or any thoughts for that matter most of the time

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I very rarely get those kinds of thoughts, but when I do it's never a problem. I just force myself to think of other things...listening to my favorite music is one good way to make me forget things I don't wanna think about. 

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I'm a writer so dark thoughts and emotional suffering can be poured into characters for them to deal with. hehe

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I have to analyze it before I can move on. If I don't, I'll think about it for hours...

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I don't try to get rid of them. That state of mind is just a part of who I am. I try to use the negative energy to motivate me to write and that keeps it from affecting others. It seems to work pretty reliably for me.

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