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Re: therapy takes up too much room in my mind

Posted by Deus_Abscondis on September 1, 2007, at 12:35:52

In reply to therapy takes up too much room in my mind, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on September 1, 2007, at 9:53:54

Expand your mind! Make more room!

Seriously, I know what you're on about. Therapeutic self focus is one thing but ruminating is not a good thing.

I recommend you try meditating (if you aren't already) It is best you find a teacher. It doesn't really matter what 'brand' - Transcendental, Buddhist etc it's all pretty much about the same thing. You can learn quickly but practice every day.

Secondly, schedule time to think but when you have other things to do use your mindfulness of thought and action learned in meditation to those things with concentration.

Thirdly, find someone with a problem and think about their problem with them or join in the solution.

Fourthly, and if you do the above this might not be necessary. Challenge the validity of an idea or
worry that pops into your brain - are there alternative ways of interpreting the situation - of course there are. Choose one, quickly doesn't matter too much and decide on it. Now you've made a choice - doesn't matter if it's a great choice - you've decided - put it in the drawer. You will get it out when the time comes now move onto the next matter. Get your idea out of the drawer at the appropriate time and compare the situation with your choice of idea. Got it wrong - bad luck, it was only an idea. Next.

Fifthly, do something every day that requires manual dexterity or athletic skill or preferably both.






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