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7 Ways to Distract Yourself from Thinking about Him when You Can't Get Him off Your Mind ...

By Holly

When you have a crush on a boy, it's impossible to go through the day without having him pop into your head. Since it's dangerous to act overly obsessed with him, those thoughts can become a problem. That's why you need to find other things to occupy your time in order to get him off of your mind. To keep him from infiltrating your every thought, here's what you can do:

1 Write down Your Thoughts

human action, person, woman, lady, girl, Sometimes, you just need to get the obsessive thoughts out of your system. Since you probably shouldn't tell anyone about all of the naughty things you want to do to your crush, you can write them down instead. After you do so, feel free to rip up the paper or delete the word document. There's no reason to save your words. Now that they're out of your system, you should be able to focus better.

2 Whip up a Meal

flower, If the thoughts of your crush are stressing you out, then you should enter the kitchen. Instead of stress eating, it's healthier to stress cook. That way, you can learn a new recipe. Even if you munch on some of the ingredients, you won't be eating nearly as much as you would've if you sat down with a big bag of chips.

3 Do Crossword Puzzles

text, handwriting, writing, brand, document, You should break out the crosswords or Sudoku puzzles, because they'll require your full attention. You'll be so focused on figuring out the answers that you'll have no time to think about your crush. Of course, if you don't have a newspaper with you, you can always download an app that's meant to test your brain. As long as it keeps you occupied, it's doing its job.

4 Watch Something Mindless

performance art, leg, screenshot, MUSIC, If it's too hard for you to concentrate on puzzles, then you can do something mindless instead. Try watching television or listening to a podcast. Just make sure that you pick something entertaining, so that it has your full attention.

5 Exercise

muscle, sense, screenshot, chest, DEODONUg, Blast some music and get on the treadmill. Even though exercising gives you a lot of time to think at first, you won't have time to daydream about your crush once your body is pushed to its limits. You'll be too busy worrying about the sweat on your forehead and the pain in your side to think about a boy.

6 Go out with Male Friends

Pure, unadulterated, friendship, The best way to stop thinking about a certain boy is to hang out with other boys. If you don't have any male friends, then you can hang out with your gal pals instead. It doesn't really matter whom you're spending time with, as long as they keep you occupied.

7 Take a Nap

hair, human action, person, blond, mouth, When all else fails, you should go to sleep. Sure, you might dream of your crush, but that's a risk you should be willing to take. Hopefully you'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day without thinking of that special someone anymore. After all, the longer you go without seeing or texting him, the easier it'll be to keep him off of your mind.

There's nothing wrong with daydreaming about your crush or boyfriend. However, if the thoughts of him keep you from getting important tasks done, your obsession is unhealthy. What other things do you do to distract yourself from thinking of your crush?

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