Strategy #1. Be the Watcher

Start by becoming aware of your thoughts. Separate

your “self” from your thoughts, and just observe what

is going on in your mind.

The trick here is to do this in an impartial manner

where you’re not judging any particular thought.

Simply be conscious of yourself as a detached witness

to your thoughts 먹튀사이트.

This exercise can be done sporadically throughout the

day or during a meditation session. Observing your

thoughts rather than attaching to them disempowers

the thoughts and the emotions they foster.

Strategy #2. Name That Thought

Another way to separate yourself from your thoughts is

by mentally acknowledging that they are nothing more

than thoughts?not your reality.

For example, if you think, “I’ll never get all of this

done,” change the mental dialog to “I’m having the

thought that I’ll never get all of this done.”

This reinforces the fact that you are not your thoughts.

Strategy #3. Just Say No

When you catch yourself in mental looping or worry,

simply say, “STOP!” out loud (vocalizing reinforces the

interruption), and then visualize a heavy metal wall

slamming down in front of your runaway thoughts.

Barrie sometimes visualizes pushing negative thoughts

into a deep hole or putting them into a balloon that

floats away.

Strategy #4. Try the Rubber Band Trick

Wear a rubber band on your wrist. Whenever you see

it, stop and notice your thoughts. If you are stuck in

negative thinking, put the rubber band on the other

wrist or gently pop it on your wrist. This physical

action interrupts the flow of negative thought.

Strategy #5. Know Your Triggers

Often, overthinking and negativity are triggered by a

person, situation, or physical state. Pay attention to

common worries and anxieties you brood about.

Is there anything that happens that sets these off in

your mind?

If so, write down the triggers so you’re aware when

they happen. This awareness can help prevent you

from being ambushed by negative thoughts.

Strategy #6. Distract Yourself

Break the cycle using distraction. Do something that

will occupy your mind so there’s no room for the

negative thoughts. Immerse yourself in a project that

involves focus and brainpower.

If you’re stuck in the car or waiting in line, go through

the multiplication tables in your head or try to

memorize a poem.