Ok. I cannot stand my mind sometimes. I just cannot seem to hit the reset or shut off switch sometimes. I have tried everything today. I have kept myself socially busy, I have tried mindfulness and zenning out in the clouds, listening to my music, going for a long walk, taking a cold shower, taking a hot bath, journalling (even though I don't journal because I find it triggering). My thoughts feel so heavy they are like a veil of oppression just holding me down. I tried watching TV, scrapbooking, and all the while my mind is just whirling, going from past to present to imagined, to everywhere and nowhere and I am starting to feel really really extremely agitated within myself because I cannot shut up my head. My feelings are not all over the place. I just feel weighted down, unable to engage in the moment. I feel like I am in a freaking trance when I get like this. I think and it starts a snowball, a chain reaction. I have a current thought or perception and I generalize it to every area of my being, I think about my past relationships, specific situations, oh it so drives me crazy. It is like I am living 3 lives... One life in the past with all of its emotions and memories, a second life situated in the future and predicting outcomes and a present life that right now SUCKS because I cannot shut my psychodrama down.
Any one have any non-pharmacological interventions out there or any coping skill in their tool box that helps please share. I really am chasing this and want it to stop! I can't even sleep!