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PostPosted: 27 Nov 2012, 15:28 
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Can you literally throw away unwanted thoughts?

If you want to get rid of un­wanted, neg­a­tive thoughts, you might try just rip­ping them up and toss­ing them in the trash, ac­cord­ing to a new psy­cho­log­i­cal stu­dy.

Sci­en­tists found that when peo­ple wrote down their thoughts on a piece of pa­per and threw that away, they men­tally dis­carded the thoughts too. Not on­ly, but this trick worked even when in­stead of a pa­per note, it was a com­put­er file, and in­stead of a real trash can, it was the com­put­er’s “re­cy­cle bin.”

Peo­ple were al­so found to be more likely to use a thought in form­ing a judg­ment if they first wrote it down and tucked the pa­per in a pock­et.


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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2012, 10:08 

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When I was being stress counseled, one technique for relaxation was to picture your mind as a river, and thoughts as leaves floating on the surface. There's no need to look at the leaves....just let them flow away downstream. Surprisingly, to me at least, it works!

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