"I cannot control the racing of my mind."
Almost everyone who experiences anxiety faces the challenge of thoughts racing out of control. Clients who experience racing thoughts on a regular basis often begin to feel fatigued and defeated.
This can be a frustrating and scary experience. A part of the self may recognize that racing thoughts are irrational. Yet, in these moments there is a feeling of powerlessness. Eliminating or slowing the dis empowering thoughts down can feel almost impossible.
The inability to manage racing thoughts often leads people to question their ability to create a satisfying future.
Managing day to day thinking and attempting to control racing thoughts leaves little creative energy for long term planning. As time goes by, the sense of self is often diminished. Self esteem is impacted and people often begin to scale back their goals, questioning their ability to make real changes.
We need to understand how the subconscious mind operates and begin to take its learning needs into consideration. One important facet of managing racing thoughts is recognize that our ways of being (thoughts, feelings and behaviors) have become learned, conditioned paths of least resistance. However, with the right tools and strategies we can support the subconscious mind to accept and absorb new ways of being.