Get Over It Strategies

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Get Over It

Looking Into Worry and Obsessiveness

Do You Get Fixated?


1. Notice when you are STUCK, DISTRACT YOURSELF, and come back to the problem later

Sing a favorite song.

Listen to music that makes you feel positive.

Take a walk.

Do a chore.

Play with a pet.

Do structured meditation

Focus on a word and do not allow any other thoughts to enter your mind (imagine a broom that sweeps out all other thoughts).

2. THINK THROUGH Answers Before Automatically Saying NO

3. WRITE OUT OPTIONS and Solutions When You Feel Stuck

4. Seek the COUNSEL OF OTHERS When You Feel Stuck

5. MEMORIZE AND RECITE the Serenity Prayer When Bothered by REPETITIVE Thoughts

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the
difference, living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking as Jesus did this
sinful world as it is, not as I would have it, trusting that you will make
all things right if I surrender to your will; so that I may be reasonably
happy in this life and supremely happy with you in the next.
Reinhold Niebuhr

6. DON’T TRY TO CONVINCE Someone Else Who Is Stuck; Take a Break and Come Back Later

7. Try Making PARADOXICAL REQUESTS (Reverse Psychology)

If you want someone to meet you for dinner, it is often best to ask what time is good for him or her as opposed to telling him or her to meet you at a certain time.

If you want a hug, it is often best to say something like “You probably wouldn’t want to give me a hug?”

If you want him or her to go to the store with you, say something like “You probably wouldn’t want to go with me?”

If you want someone to finish a report by next Thursday, say, “You probably can’t finish the report by next Thursday?”

If you want a child to comply with a request without giving you a problem, say, “You probably wouldn’t be able to do this without getting upset, would you?”


9. Watch Your Cingulate System Nutrition

Quoted from Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen, MD


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