Sleeping Beauty, as Janine says, the thoughts are there to capture our attention to keep us from the real life stuff that is causing us the anxiety. You have to just tell them to rack off & really concentrate on being in the moment, of hearing the sounds around you as you type away, of being conscious of your breath flowing in out of your body & of your feet firmly on the ground as you sit.
Have you noticed when you are not feeling anxious how those same thoughts can cause you to laugh & you turn your thoughts away from them & concentrate on what you are doing?
I know when I have pushed myself too far stress wise or physically & am feeling exhausted this is when those thoughts arise.
It takes alot of effort but try to constantly turn your mind outwards & eventually your mind will get sick of playing games.
If I'm to believe my intrusive thoughts then I'm racist, sexist, homophobic, paranoid, anxious, irresolute, self-hating and simply a dreadful human being. Those are all definitely a part of me, but only the worst parts.
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