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How To Cope With Racing Thoughts

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Dr. Ryan C. Warner
Clinical Psychologist and Wellness Coach
Everyone experiences racing thoughts from time to time. Take a listen to learn about some valuable tips to help these thoughts become more manageable over time.
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Sue
Intentional thinking
I learned that I can be intentional with my thinking and by paying attention to what triggers a spiral, I can stop the spin.
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Whitney
Racing thoughts
I learned that identifying triggers and exploring these via journaling, exercise and 3-1-3 breathing exercises can help. I’ll try tonight before bed.
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Juliano
Coping With/Managing Racing Thoughts
1) Identify your triggers. 2) Practice Externalization, such as movement, exercise, talking to others about how you feel, engage in a hobby, or implement breathing techniques. 3) Daily Basis “…you will be able to control your thoughts, rather than let your thoughts control you.”
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Tina
Growing 2023
This was good for me one day at a time. one thing at a time. it’s levels
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Karen
Racing thoughts
I need to identify my triggers so that I can find ways to break the pattern.
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Joy
Racing Thoughts
Wow!! What great information was contained in this lesson!! I’m taking several things that I am going to incorporate into my life. Thanks so much for sharing🙏🏽🩵
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Sinniati
Bipolar Disorder
As a survivor of Bipolar disorder, I often grapple with racing thoughts, particularly during manic episodes. Amidst a surge of new ideas and desires, focusing becomes a challenge. In my efforts to cope, I diligently jot down my thoughts in a daily journal and catalog my ideas in notes. Additionally, I've committed to stepping outside whenever I feel overwhelmed, and during high-energy moments, I engage in simple exercises like walking. I aspire to cultivate these habits as coping mechanisms for my mental health, opting for self-reliance instead of consistently burdening close friends or an intimate partner with the same recurring issues, understanding they may not always have the time for me.