I get stuck on anxious thoughts on a pretty regular basis. I mean I get stuck on a loop and really have issues breaking out of negative thoughts.
I spend a lot of time trying to mediate between “the Loop” and regular life. Most of this has to do with the fact that I get uncomfortable when others continue to revisit their issues so I assume others feel the same way. Thus, I’m highly HIGHLY self-conscious about sharing my worries with basically anyone (except my husband and my sisters).
That’s pretty much it. I get stuck in a feedback loop and still (after decades) don’t really have a workable way out of it. I kind of have to try to ignore it or distract myself. That’s why I overwhelm myself with activities, which actually increases the amount of loops I get stuck in. But it also decreases the amount of time I stay in a loop, so it’s a tradeoff.
Basically, I hate that I get into the loops and then I hate trying to get out of them.