The one thing that stops it in its tracks is resisting the devil...he must flee!
I do this by saying loudly, "NO! or Stop!" Then I speak the truth aloud. Sometimes I read scriptures aloud. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. It works because the Word works! There's something about speaking the Word to myself aloud, authoritatively that works. I don't do this perfectly. I don't always catch it right away. But I'm improving. ~smile~
Well, by now you've either decided I'm a little crazy, or you've got something to think and pray about.
May God bless you richly. Oh, and one more thing....
IT'S GONNA BE OKAY!
May I suggest?