Paranoia is thinking and feeling like you are being threatened in some way, even if there is no evidence, or very little evidence, that you are. Paranoid thoughts can also be described as delusions. There are lots of different kinds of threat you might be scared and worried about.Mind.org
Paranoid thoughts are something that trouble me frequently; they are one of the worst symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. In my opinion.
In this post, I’ll be sharing ways that I work through them.
Please keep in mind that I am not a mental health professional.
All the information I share is based on my own experiences.
This is a subject that I talk about, a lot, but it’s genuinely a helpful habit to pick up!
I find that writing the thought in question down helps me break it down. Once it is written down, it takes away the power that it holds over me.
This also conveniently leads into my next method!
Break The Thought Into Pieces
The paranoid thoughts that tend to plague me are usually quite elaborate. An example of a frequent thought of mine was placed into my head. It involves the DWP, Department of Work and Pensions, monitoring me.
I am unable to work a conventional job due to my mental illnesses, and physical issues, but I do try to better myself. So, I will sometimes be convinced that a car that has parked near me, then suddenly driven off was actually watching me.
I have official diagnoses of my afflictions, and considering how many people claim the same things as I do, why would they seek me out?
Confide In Someone That Makes You Feel Safe!
Paranoia can leave you feeling isolated, especially when you worry that people won’t take you seriously.
There is no shame in having these kinds of thoughts; everyone will experience them at some point in their lives.
They can become overwhelming quite quickly, however. So reach out to anyone that makes you feel safe.
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