It so happens that you cannot stop thinking about something, even if you try. Thinking about how you should have done and what you could have done differently … Experts tell you how to get rid of this habit.
1. You need planning and desire to solve the problem
Proactive ways of dealing with a situation are much more rewarding than replaying what happened over and over. Sometimes it is enough to catch yourself scrolling to stop (at least temporarily).
2. Distraction helps
Choose something that charges you with a positive and requires energy. For example, go to a personal training session or sign up for a driving course. Sometimes solving crosswords, watching interesting films, or rolling an ice cube in the palm of your hand helps.
3. Stop prohibiting
It sounds strange, but this tactic can be successful. Think how funny it is: the brain rolls the same thought! It is quite possible that this will help to "roll" the thought less often and tensely.
4. Think about the pros
Situations that have to be rethought are usually unpleasant. But you can often find good moments in them. Try to focus on this, and also think about what you would say to your friend if she complained that she could not stop thinking about something.
5. Take time to experience
Another paradoxical tactic that often works. Choose half an hour a day when you allow yourself to think about it, and the rest of the time remind yourself that you have already planned the experience for later.
6. Tell your loved ones about it
Surely they will help you look at the situation from the other side.
7. Write down your experiences
Many people are helped by transferring thoughts to paper to free up space in their heads. If not, try other options.