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Jan. 26, 2023

E 114 Intrusive Thoughts: The Rager in Our Minds

E 114 Intrusive Thoughts: The Rager in Our Minds

Intrusive thoughts, we all have them, they are weird and can be embarrassing, but guess what? It’s okay to talk about them. Talking about them, getting them out of heads, and knowing we aren’t the only ones having them helps.
 
I (Amy) share a lot in...


Intrusive thoughts, we all have them, they are weird and can be embarrassing, but guess what? It’s okay to talk about them. Talking about them, getting them out of heads, and knowing we aren’t the only ones having them helps.

 

I (Amy) share a lot in this episode. I give you the VIP tour of my brain that no one knows about. After we finished recording and the days following, I kept telling Sarah how embarrassed I felt because this is vulnerable shit that I tell no one. I wanted to erase it all, take the words back and get a do over where I just share the facts. But I didn't, instead I share with all of you because I believe with all my heart that there is someone out there wondering if they are the only one who thinks these thoughts. You are NOT the only one. I promise. In the episode, I describe the inside of my head as, “Its like this f*ing party that you didn’t invite anybody to but they all showed up. You invite one friend over when your parents are out of town and the whole school shows up and you're like Nope. You are just doing life and there is a rager in your head.” It was a silly sentence that slipped out, but truly, it can sum up what some of my days feel like. 

 

Thankfully, after our discussion of the various types of intrusive thoughts, Sarah shares with us a list of ways we can quiet and calm the thoughts in our brains. We don’t have to be paralyzed by these intrusive thoughts. Anxiety doesn’t need to stop us from living beautiful lives. We hope our stories, tips, and our encouragement to reach out for professional help when needed helps you on your journey to quiet your mind and live in peace, or as I put it, “turn that rager into a yoga class in your mind.”

We love you Warriors!

Stay Wild and Weird!

Amy & Sarah

 

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