It’s really hard to quiet the annoying voices inside your head. Obsessions nag, persist, harass, and endure longer than your patience or composure. Different strategies work for different people, at different times. One to try is “stop.” Simply visualize a stop sign, or create a ritual that reminds yourself to stop, like snapping a rubber band on your wrist — something to indicate that you need to direct your obsessions back to reality. Also, don’t forget to apply some humor to your thoughts. It’s the only voice that confirms that you’re not a freak, and things will be just fine if you don’t take what you’re so fixated on so seriously.
Read the entire article here: Seven Ways to Stop Obsessing