5 Simple And Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Paranoia
Being paranoid is kind of similar to anxiety but not exact anxiety. People who experience paranoia sometimes feel suffocated, irritated, and worried. Paranoia is the feeling when people always have a feeling that someone is following them, stalking them, or trying to hurt them. The basic idea about being paranoid is that someone is out to get them in various forms and everywhere they go. You all might be thinking, why anxiety is related to paranoia, to read click here. This blog contains 5 simple and effective ways to get rid of paranoia. So, let’s get started.
How to Stop Being Paranoid?
1. Positive visualizations
Although you can practice positive visualization anytime, for getting rid of paranoia, you can select any time as per your convenience. Make sure you follow your chosen routine every day.
Close your eyes, take your comfy position, and think about positive images in your head with beautiful scenes and serenity. Try to start small and keep your focus only on positive visualizations. Whenever you start feeling negative again, take a little break, and start again with the positive visualizations regime.
2. Be practical and recognize “ifs and buts’”
It’s time to be practical and work on your fears. If you are feeling like someone is stalking or following in order to hurt you, try to find out some evidence that supports that you’re being followed. If you are able to find something supporting your fear, report it to someone.
If you are not able to find any pieces of evidence, try to find out the answers and solutions from yourself. Take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Is it even possible”, “Why someone will do this with me” and other supporting questions related to your paranoia.
3. Complete removal of Self-conscious thinking
If the symptoms of your paranoia increase more and results in social anxiety… don’t worry and try to be calm. Try to remove your self-conscious thinking. For example: what others are thinking about you, what they are going to speak behind you, what if you ruin everything in the first place.
I know it is easy to say and hard to do, but understand that you are not there to please everyone. Do not drain your energy on thinking what others think about you. Such insecurities and negative self-talk are only going to worsen your mental health. Therefore, try to be happy in being yourself instead of practicing negative self-talk, try to practice positive self-talk. And most importantly, try to avoid toxic personalities.
4. Work on your anxiety
As mentioned above, anxiety and being paranoid are related to each other. Therefore, to tackle your paranoia, you have to work on your anxiety hand-in-hand. Above mentioned steps or ways are also useful to get rid of paranoia and anxiety.
To overcome your anxiety, try to ask questions from yourself and try to seek out the solution. If you are not able to do it alone, you can try seeking help from your closed ones or your therapist. For more, you can also read the Calm Sage blog series on Anxiety:
5. Root cause analysis
Root cause analysis is a completely self-initiative step to get rid of paranoia. Root cause analysis is based on three Why’s i.e., What, When, and Why. Take a piece of paper and try to find out the answer to these three Whys. If you are able to answer these three whys, you might consider yourself on the road of recovery.
I hope this blog helps you or your loved one to get rid of paranoia or being paranoid. Comment down your queries related to being paranoid in the comment section below. For more such content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.
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