Thinking about women is a natural part of being a man. But if you’re thinking about them all the time, it can get out of hand.
Thinking about women constantly can hurt you in several ways: You cannot focus on work or study, you might lose your concentration when interacting with them, and you will never be able to trust one enough to settle down.
So how do you stop thinking about women? Here are 14 practical tips that will help you get your mind off them and focus on other things.
1) Avoid porn
According to most studies, porn consumption leads to emotional and physical arousal in the brain.
When a man watches porn, he gets an adrenaline rush. This rush becomes addictive.
It is not an exaggeration to say that men watch pornography to get high. And it’s the same high that drug addicts get.
Pornography inspires irrational behavior and gets men hooked on carnal pleasures. Once men are hooked, they cannot do without it.
Yes, indulging in pornography is a learned behavior. Most of us did it when we were young and didn’t know better. But if you want to stop thinking about women, you have to avoid porn altogether. Pornography will keep your mind occupied with carnal thoughts, which will prevent you from thinking about anything else.
Even though you might think porn is helping you get your mind off women, it actually sets the stage for you to continue this habit.
2) Avoid forums on dating
Trust me, the advice you will get on these forums will not help you stop thinking about women.
A lot of men visit these forums to find out what they should do to attract women. They are constantly bombarded with endless advice on how to improve their looks, talk to women, and what to say in order to catch the attention of beautiful women.
And that leads to a lot of frustration.
If you want to stop thinking about women, avoid such forums. Don’t visit them or read them. Having all this information going through your mind all the time will just make it harder for you to stop thinking about them.
3) Stop looking at triggers that make you think of women
Why do you so often think about women?
What is making you feel this way?
Your answers will reveal the triggers.
For example, you may think about women a lot because of the proximity of your female co-workers.
Get some distance from them. Don’t go to the bathroom near them, or find a secluded spot to eat lunch. Or consider changing your commute route so you don’t see some of them anymore.
Simply put, alter your routine so you don’t see them as often.
Just remember that thinking about women is part of life. There is nothing wrong with it. But once it gets out of control, you need to act on it to stop thinking about them.
4) Do a task that requires concentration
This is the quickest way to get your mind off women.
Concentration is the opposite of distractions. If you focus on a task without any outside interference, you will be able to keep your mind off anything else.
To do this, choose tasks that require focus, such as reading or studying. Make sure it’s something that is mentally stimulating and requires you to think through it.
It gets better.
You don’t even have to read fascinating books. Just make it a habit to study or do some reading every day. It doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated stuff. You can start with some basic books on creating a good lifestyle, for example, or simple stories about philosophy.
You won’t believe how much easier it will be for you to concentrate on your tasks. And that is the magic trick to stop thinking about women every day.
5) Confide in your mentor or therapist
If you can’t figure out why you think so much about women, it might be time to seek professional help.
As a man, it’s natural to want to solve your problems yourself. But when they become too much to handle on your own, there is no shame in having a third party help you. A mentor or therapist can help you identify the main causes of your obsession and better manage them.
This is a serious problem since it might be a sign that you got yourself into some unresolved psychological issues. And if you manage to stop thinking about women, those issues might not just disappear by themselves.
6) Commit to an intensive course
If you still don’t feel like you are making any progress after trying your best to stop thinking about women all day, perhaps it’s time to do an intensive program for a few months.
Intensive courses usually have six months of hard work and then a few months of relaxation.
Some of these courses are based on Eastern thought, while others are based on Western psychology. If you don’t know which to choose, ask your therapist or mentor for some advice.
Either way, you will soon face your demons. And once you do, the rest will be easy.
Don’t just do the course but also practice what you learn. Otherwise, you will go back to thinking about women just like before.
7) Set a deadline and reward yourself
The truth is:
Not all of us are motivated by the same rewards.
Not all of us are motivated by the same deadline.
So if you can’t figure out what motivates you and what is a good reward for you, try several different things. For example, you could set a deadline for yourself each day to stop thinking about women, and then reward yourself when you reach it. Don’t forget to keep track of your accomplishments and celebrate every time that you reach your goal.
I know it sounds silly, but it does work.
Gradually, you will get better at it and will stop thinking about women for longer periods of time. By the end of the day, you will achieve your goal and be able to reward yourself accordingly.
8) Practice mental visualization
There are a few simple exercises that you can do to improve your concentration and stop thinking about women.
This is a particular visualization exercise. It helps you reach a heightened state of awareness and focus, which makes it easier to stop thinking about women.
What you need to do:
Sit in a quiet room and close your eyes. Relax your body and think of nothing else but relaxing. Deepen your breathing until you are comfortably full of air. Next, relax your stomach area and feel it get heavy. Feel how the air pushes the stomach down slowly. Pay attention to how it feels as it goes down deeper under its own weight.
It may be hard to achieve this state of relaxation at first, but it will get easier with practice.
Continue until you feel that your body is at complete rest.
Then, open your eyes and focus on one point in front of you for ten seconds. Keep still and watch the point as it gradually fades away, becoming smaller and smaller until it disappears completely. Do this 10 times without moving or thinking about anything else.
You just need to do it once or twice every day and it will work wonders!
9) Stay away from social media
Social media is a major source of distraction. I know you may not want to believe that, but it’s true!
Social media has turned us into a generation of insecure people who are constantly seeking compliments and validation. It has also turned us into people who always think about their friends and how they see them.
It gets worse if you also follow other women.
So just take a break from social media every day. I know it’s hard to do that, but it will make a huge difference in your quality of life.
Once you stop checking it so often, you won’t think about those things anymore. You will be able to focus on other goals and objectives, which will improve your life significantly.
10) Change your scenery
One of the main reasons why you can’t stop thinking about women is your environment.
When you are surrounded by things that remind you of women or sex, it’s hard not to think about them. It’s kind of like when you want to stop eating sugar and then start seeing sugar everywhere.
Besides, your environment also impacts your mindset and emotions. That happens because we all have an internal filter through which we see things and process information.
If you want to stop thinking about women, you might need to change your environment and surroundings.
To do so, it would be ideal to get rid of the things that you associate with sex. Get rid of all the clutter, remove all the pictures that have women in them, and empty your mind of all those thoughts that use women as a stimulus.
Now you might find it difficult to do all these tasks at once, but it’s what we call “breaking bad habits”.
Just find the thing or place that triggers your thoughts and change it. Go there and clear your mind.
11) Get a pet
Have you ever thought about getting a pet?
A pet can help you reprogram your mind by giving you something to think about other than women. You will start to care for the animal and it will become the focus of your thoughts. This can be very beneficial to your overall well-being.
Also, a pet can be a great source of physical exercise. If you exercise not only your body but also your mind, everything will fall into place much faster.
12) Start listening to podcasts instead of watching television
You might think that listening to podcasts is a waste of time, but it’s the opposite. Since your meditation sessions are quite short, why not listen to a podcast while you are at it?
The reason why I recommend this is that it will keep you busy and will completely take your mind off women.
Instead of listening to music or watching movies, listen to shows on topics such as psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. It can be very beneficial for you as well as everyone else who listens to the other shows.
13) Cut down on alcohol
No matter what the marketing companies want you to believe, alcohol is not good for you.
The more you drink alcohol, the more problems you will have with women and sex. This is because alcohol disrupts your healthy arousal process and impairs your ability to focus on your tasks.
Not only that, but it also makes you emotionally unstable. That can make people think that they are doing something wrong when they really aren’t.
Alcohol also affects your judgment, which can have detrimental effects on your relationships with women.
If you want to stop thinking about women, it would be best for you to completely abstain from alcohol.
14) Remember that women are not objects to be won or taken
I bet you already know this, but just in case you don’t, this is something that you need to remember.
Women are not objects that you can collect and win. They are human beings. They have feelings, emotions, thoughts, and needs. They don’t want to be treated as objects and neither do men really want to treat them like objects either.
When you understand this, you will be able to focus on other things and your brain will stop thinking about sex or obsessing about women.
We’ve covered 14 ways to stop thinking about women.
Some of these are very easy and effective, while others will take a bit longer to work. No matter which method you use, just do whatever it takes to break your unhealthy thought patterns and change your life for the better.
Remember to follow these tips and you will notice the difference it makes in your life.
But if you just can’t break your habit, then I urge you to try out a new, healthier hobby that will absorb all of your thoughts and attention.
It doesn’t matter if you get into running, sports, or any other physical or mental activity. The important thing is that it keeps your mind focused on something else other than sex or women for at least a couple of hours.
I wish you all the best in your journey to find true happiness!