“Rumination”: Are you thinking with your thoughts?
Do you find yourself repeating a single thought or series of thoughts over and over in your head?
Have you ever gotten into a cycle of negative thoughts?
Maybe very soon?
You may even be alive right now.
So which one do you choose?
Cling to the past? To be in present tense?
If you are constantly looking into the past, if you are stuck in the past, it will be very difficult for you to move forward in life. This way of thinking is alsomeditationAlso known as “.
thinking, meditate (in English) so from long thought is approaching. Even the full meaning of the word meditate. Yes, like camels. Thinking about life’s problems, decisions you make, or an event Thinking negative thoughts over and over again. We can also call it a kind of reverie. Reheating the same thought over and over like temcit rice, even if you don’t like the taste.
In fact, rumination is a natural response to stress. During difficult times, it can be difficult for our brain to separate our grief from what we are doing right now. You can imagine what this does to your attention and thinking skills.
Research shows that chronic rumination, shows that it reduces important brain functions (decision making, analysis, problem solving, self-control, etc.)
When you get caught up in a rumination cycle, you may find yourself not understanding how time flies, which can make you feel like you’re not in control of things, of your days.
The inability to do things or think in the normal way leads to more self-criticism. Being in this state all the time, tuning in and thinking like a little owl can aggravate the existing situation and cause depression and anxiety. It can also make you feel isolated and push people away.
What causes rumination?
- Belief that by thinking, one can find a solution to a life or problem.
- Look for a solution.
- Trying to finish something.
- I’m trying to solve a problem.
- Be a perfectionist.
- It’s hard to let go of the past.
- Excessive focus on a relationship or event.
When a person in a hopeless, depressed mood is in deep thought, he “remembers more negative things that happened to him in the past, interprets events he is facing now more negatively, and is more hopeless about the future.”
Many neurological studies have been done; This shows that the functions of activities such as decision making, analysis, problem solving, emotion regulation, and self-control in the prefrontal cortex (forebrain) of chronic rumination are reduced.
This week I made a brief introduction to the topic of reflection. In my next post, I will share some tips you can apply to help you manage the repetitive thought cycle in your mind and reduce the amount of time you spend thinking.
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