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    Default how do you quit looping?

    Please tell me, because I can't stop thinking about the past and how it's affecting me now and also the unknown of the future. I can't do what I need to , to prove them wrong. So I'm just going to end up proving them right, please any tips would be great because I can't quit obsessing. And I know I need to, so I can get what I need to done and have be done well.Because I refuse to go down without fight, and I need a strong defense.
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    By doing exactly what your doing. Going outside of your inner world and getting information externally.

    imo.
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    Or change the subject.

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    Prpl, honey, please go outside right now and put your hands flat on the ground in the grass and just feel the grass. Engage your Si/Se. That can help shut off the looping.
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    thanks pink
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    Welcome, babe

    My NFP sis get stuck too like that, and the only way out for her is to do something physical to reconnect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    My NFP sis get stuck too like that, and the only way out for her is to do something physical to reconnect.
    Yeah. Anything that can force us out of our heads for a while is good.

    You can also try redirecting your thoughts to the extent you can. Instead of focusing on the bad from the past, focus on the lessons you can learn and think about how you can apply them. This works especially well if you combine it with sensory input to dampen the anxiety a bit.

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    Coming from an E, which may be easier said than done to an I...

    When I get feeling like that, I usually just try to start new adventures. Just do something new, start a new hobbie, pick up a new interest, flow spontaneously..it's the interum between death and birth..just going, getting out, and you'll find a new bliss. It might take a little bit, but I promise that if you get out there, go somewhere, do something, follow your impulse, you will find some joy.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    Yeah. Anything that can force us out of our heads for a while is good.

    You can also try redirecting your thoughts to the extent you can. Instead of focusing on the bad from the past, focus on the lessons you can learn and think about how you can apply them. This works especially well if you combine it with sensory input.
    haha yes the other part of the problem, is going if I do this then it will be fine, the problem is I can't seem to get myself to do that. so it's like if I do this and then this will happen then that then that and goes on forever.
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    These seem to be temporary solutions - while it's pleasant to enjoy sensation, will that fix your problem?

    Maybe.

    If you're stuck, it might help to disconnect, do something else, and try again. If that works, good! Problem solved.

    Otherwise you're going to need a permanent fix.

    You used the word looping, so you might be using circular reasoning. Loops intensify.

    Look for this pattern:
    Why X?
    Because (property inherent to X).
    Why X?

    Example:
    Why are things wrong?
    Because they are incorrect.
    So why are things wrong?
    Because they are incorrect
    ...ad nauseam

    To get out of the loop, question the "because" part. In the example, the question to ask would be "Why are they incorrect?." Then you will be moving forward toward other questions and action instead of going in circles. Loops intensify, but lateral thinking stays pretty mellow.

    Get it?
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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