I believe that the easiest way to do this is by changing how we feel. Our feelings/emotions are much easier to control than the thoughts whizzing about in our heads. If we can control how we feel then we can learn to control our thoughts.So how do we change how we feel?
There are many different strategies to do this such as listening to uplifting music, calling a good friend, exercising, getting outside on a nice day, meditation, thinking about someone you love, thinking of things you are thankful for, positive affirmations, giving someone a hug- all of these things are simple ways to change how we feel. When we feel better our thoughts will be a reflection of those feelings. When we can learn to quiet the ego mind things that once seemed so difficult becomes easier. We begin to see things through new eyes and live a happier life just by being able to be more in the moment.
I hope that ‘getting out of your own head’ is something that you will continue to work on. Trust me- it is a process! But trust the process and do the best that you can. Moving into the next phase of gratitude will help you continue this growing process.
Check out these additional resources below-
Article- understanding what is holding you back- https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-wise-open-mind/201007/what-are-the-limitations-your-ego-mind
Great tips on quieting the ego mind- http://www.dawngluskin.com/2012/01/19/7-tips-to-gaining-insights-that-will-quiet-ego-and-allow-your-bright-light-to-shine/
Amazing book by Eckhart Tolle- https://www.eckharttolle.com/books/newearth/