Posted by Alexandra Cingi 42 Days Ago
If you have negative thoughts, and have tried unsuccessfully to suppress them, congratulations: you’re human!
To varying degrees, we all have negative thoughts, and we all share an inability to suppress them. Research confirms that the more we try to push a thought down, the more prominent it becomes. Remember that well-known mind trap, “Don’t think of a pink elephant”?
The good news is that there are ways to loosen the emotional hold that thoughts have on us. Here are three tried and tested strategies:
Use these strategies on anything which attempts to grow big and scary in your mind – you will find that, if it fails to get your attention, the negative thought will soon end up scuttling back off into obscurity.
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