I avoid alcohol when I'm emotional. Now, when I just want to go out and get effed up and par-tahay, I'll definitely partake! But alcohol + emotional = not a good scene. Don't want to do that. And for me, having "thoughts I want to get out of my head" = an emotional process. Namely anxiety, anger, fear, sadness, grief, etc.
When I have thoughts running on loop in my head I work out. It's much more effective. Plus, I get to burn calories and make myself look and feel better. Win-win!
These days when I feel bad I have an urge to take a nap or just mope around in my room and feel sorry for myself. I don't even need emo music or a blog or an expressive outlet. I can just mope and have a running monologue in my head. It works itself out.
Eventually, I want to be social again.
I'm proud of myself and lucky that my urges are not more destructive.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde
I'm curious about how people deal with getting thoughts out of their head. They're not necessarily bad thoughts. But too many thoughts can cause insomnia. Personally, I don't drink for that purpose but I just keep thoughts in my head and let them disrupt my sleep pattern sometimes. And because of that, I can get sick quite easily. I read somewhere that a lot of INTJs use alcohol to calm down their brain. What do y'all think about that?
I think I could become alcoholic if I was less careful. I associate alcohol with going out and socialising and recently I've started gulping down a glass of alcohol before any social activity, to take the edge off my over-analysing and inhibitions. I think it's particularly true at the moment because I've got a lot of work on, so I need to get out of the work frame of mind and that's not easy. Alcohol can help this. I love the feeling of being tipsy, I won't deny it.
I found drinking a little helped the connections between the brain responses needed to expression when I was struggling to string any kind of thought process together. Now its less of an issue, besides I seem to have an aversion to beer, yuck, makes me depressed rather that cheerful, the same with all sorts of alcoholic beverages. So nope I don't do that, rarely. I'm not much of a drinker even if I wanted to, doesn't sit well with my metabolism it seems.
It's a horrible choice for me due to the impeding headache I get after imbuing. Actually alcohol makes me think more before the headache comes on. I found it easier to switch the topic of my thoughts by doing something that requires focus. A computer game or reading a good novel does quite well for that.
The only time I drink is when I'm going out with friends or something. Just for fun.
Talking to someone I trust helps me get thoughts out of my head. I was really terrible at expressing myself at first, but I got better at it over time. I just get into these really terrible mental loops, but once I talk about it and it's out in the open...it just goes away.