How to Stop Thinking and Calm Your Mind

Constant Thinking

  • Do you think constantly?
  • Do your thoughts race nonstop, like the waves on windy day?
  • Does too much thinking spoil your focus and distract your attention?
  • Are you having difficulties falling asleep at night due to thoughts that keep filling your mind?
  • Do you constantly worry?

You can have control over your thoughts. You can stop thinking and make your mind calm. I am not saying that you will able to stop thinking completely, but even a partial control of your thoughts is a great achievement.

Most people have no control over their thinking process. For most people it seems impossible to stop thinking. The idea of calming down the mind and halt thinking might seem to them ridiculous and unrealistic.

Thinking is part of life, and though most people feel harassed by thoughts that they prefer to avoid, the idea of finding a way to stop thinking does not even occur to them.

Is It Possible to Stop Thinking?

Yes, it is possible to stop thinking, but this requires training. You do not have to live in a monastery, a cave or in the forest to calm your mind and stop thinking. You can do so while living the same kind of life that you are living now.

  • It is not enough to want to empty your mind of thoughts.
  • It is not enough to talk about your wish to silence your mind.
  • It is not enough to try once or twice and fail.

You might say that you do not have the time and energy to train your mind to stop thinking. You might think that this requires effort. You might feel too lazy to try. If you want results, you need to strive. Every success in life, in every area requires some effort.

If you wish to stop your racing thoughts, you need to take action.

What Are the Racing Thoughts that Pass through the Mind?

Racing thoughts are repetitive thoughts and also new thoughts that occupy the mind, coming and going incessantly. They might be about a particular topic that interests you or about something, which is worrying you.

Racing thoughts could be about work, relationships, plans, goals, or about health. Often, they are associated with stress and anxiety.

Sometimes, you might not be aware of these thoughts, but at other times, they might create strain and anxiety and will not allow you to sleep at night.

Racing thoughts might be replays of past or recent events, which generated anxiety for you. Sometimes, they might relate to future events that are causing you stress and anxiety.

Often, these racing and recurring thoughts blow things out of proportion. Learning to stop them, will reduce events to their real proportion, and eliminate worries and anxiety.

Calm Down the Nonstop Chatter of Your Mind

Calm Down the Nonstop Chatter of Your Mind

Learn how to calm down the nonstop chatter of the mind, slow down its restlessness, and make it more focused, peaceful and calm.

You will also learn simple working techniques to stop overthinking and gain inner peace and tranquility.

Learn to make your mind poised and not easily agitated.

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How to Stop Thinking

Stop Overthinking

Strive to be aware when you are overthinking. Each time you discover that you are overthinking, stop to ask yourself whether you really need these thoughts and what you can do about them.

Research says dwelling on your shortcomings, mistakes, and problems increases the risk of mental health problems, weakens your focus and creates stress and anxiety.

Overthinking could also be detrimental to your mental health and focus, and you need to learn to avoid it.

Be More Mindful of the Present

Pay more attention to the present, to what you are doing now and to what is happening around you. This will calm down your mind.

Look at Things from a Wider Perspective

There is no reason to overthink about minor matters. They are not worth your time and energy.

These matters might not be important in a few minutes or in a day or two. So why waste your time and your energy on them?

Looking at things from a wider perspective makes you see things as they are, and avoid blowing them out of proportion.

Repeat a Mantra

A mantra is a simple word, sound or phrase that you repeat to calm your mind.

Repeating a mantra does not allow thoughts to fill your mind. Instead, you fill it with the repetitions of the mantra, which substitute your thoughts. This is a very good method to control the flow of thought in the mind, avoid racing thoughts, and stop thinking too much.

You can use any word, sound, or short inspiring phrase. The goal is to focus on the word sound or phrase and not allow the mind to roam elsewhere. You could try repeating the word “happiness”, the sound “Om”, or the phrase “I am calm and relaxed”.

Repeat your mantra over and over, while focusing your attention on it. The great thing about the mantra is that you can repeat it anytime and anywhere you are, at home, at work and outside.

Take Few Deep breaths

When you discover that you mind is overthinking, take a few deep breaths. This will relax your mind and your body.

Recommendations

The above are a few simple steps to help you stop thinking and calm down your mind. If you wish to get deeper into this matter, reduce the number of thoughts that race through your mind and learn to stop thinking at will, I highly recommend that you read the books:

1. How to Focus Your Attention

2. Calm Down the Nonstop Chatter of Your Mind

In these books, you will find all the information, guidance and exercises to help you stop your nonstop thinking and become the boss of your mind.

Calm Down the Nonstop Chatter of Your Mind

Calm Down the Nonstop Chatter of Your Mind

Learn how to calm down the nonstop chatter of the mind, slow down its restlessness, and make it more focused, peaceful and calm.

You will also learn simple working techniques to stop overthinking and gain inner peace and tranquility.

Learn to make your mind poised and not easily agitated.

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