My brain now tends to block out anxiety provoking memories of past obsessions, as they begin to unfold. They are ceased from progression both automatically, as well as by my own choice.
Is this healthy?
Is it okay to direct your thoughts to some thing else when you think of old obsessions that you used to be stuck on?
Some may call this thought suppression, but for me, it is a necessary path in preventing reattachment to the old obsessions.
My mind begins to speculate, it scares me, and so I refrain from getting involved.
So I'm not in a great way at the moment. Over the past few months, I've become pretty solid at letting intrusive thoughts just be there. I've been able to let obsessions go that never felt like they'd ever leave me.
Unfortunately, that familiar feeling of unspecified dread returned a few weeks ago and I haven't quite been able to shake it yet.
I read an article saying that we must not avoid and suppress intrusive thoughts. Typically, I now find myself scrutinizing how I manage every intrusive thought I get.