5 reasons why you are staying stuck in the rumination cycle


Published on Jan 19, 2024 05:02 PM IST

  • From thinking that something bad will happen to reflecting our dysregulated nervous system, here are a few reasons why we stay stuck in the rumination cycle.

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Published on Jan 19, 2024 05:02 PM IST

Replaying and dwelling in negative thoughts and getting into the loop of it refers to ruminating. We are often stuck in this vicious cycle of thinking, replaying, getting back to the trauma and playing the worst-case scenarios. ” We all get negative or intrusive thoughts sometimes. But it is your responsibility to determine what you will continue to dwell on. Let this fact bring a sense of empowerment, rather than judgment toward yourself,” wrote Therapist Carrie Howard.(Unsplash)

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Often, we get stuck in ruminating about the problem because it makes us think that we are actually doing something productive to get out of the problem. (Unsplash)
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Often, we get stuck in ruminating about the problem because it makes us think that we are actually doing something productive to get out of the problem. (Unsplash)

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We also have the fear that if we stop ruminating or getting into the overthinking spiral, something really bad with happen. (Unsplash)
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We also have the fear that if we stop ruminating or getting into the overthinking spiral, something really bad with happen. (Unsplash)

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The spirals of ruminations keep making us believe that if we figure out the problem a little bit, we will get some relief. (Unsplash)
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The spirals of ruminations keep making us believe that if we figure out the problem a little bit, we will get some relief. (Unsplash)

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We also use ruminating cycle as an escape from actually addressing our difficult emotions and feeling them. (Unsplash)
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We also use ruminating cycle as an escape from actually addressing our difficult emotions and feeling them. (Unsplash)

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We have a dysregulated nervous system, and our negative thinking pattern is a reflection of the dysregulated nervous system.(Unsplash)
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We have a dysregulated nervous system, and our negative thinking pattern is a reflection of the dysregulated nervous system.(Unsplash)

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