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what to do overcome mental fatique?

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desperate788

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Hello, I have mental fatique problem due to endless thinking activity in my brain that ı can't control. What to do to refresh my brain. I used herbs like gotu cola and lecithin and achived some success. I wonder what else can be done..
 
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Have you considered what you are thinking about and if there are issues which you can resolve. Sometimes I find writing down in 'bullet point' form the issues and tackling them one at a time gives me a form of relief.
Meditation works to get me into a frame of mind to tackle the issues, by being able to allocate priorties to them.
Sometimes I just think too much about issues I have no control over and by acknowledging this verbally to myself I can then move on past it.

I would be interested to hear if any of these or any other methods work for you, as would I bet others on this forum.

Best Wishes

Michael
 
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thanks, I'm on meditation recently. I was searching for how to meditate and I found a useful site explaining simple breathing meditation, its just getting relaxed and concentrating on your breath while you are in a comfortable situation. I do this every night for 15 minutes.It really becomes enjoyable when you really manage to concentrate only on your breath. I wonder if this way of meditation will be helpful or must I search for more developed meditation techniques? There are sample guided meditation mp3 everywhere on the net but for me simple breathing meditation is easier to do. I would like to know what you think about this.
 
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That simple breathing is the beginning of a meditation known as mindfulness which is very successful for people with depression. I do it and I find it fills me up. You can get guided mindfulness meditation but I like the idea that you can switch it on and off when you need it.

If you find it helpful then stick with it.
 
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desperate788

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Thank you for the reply, There is one thing I want to learn about breathing meditation. There are meditation music mp3s around the net, are they suitable to use with breathing meditation, will they make meditation easier?
 
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If you have access to iTunes then they do free downloads for guided meditation. Just search mindfulness and there's some good ones. I use one developed at the University of Bangor which I got from my consultant. Meditation has been trialled in Swindon on the NHS and it is successful.
 
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