There are a few ways we can manage negative unhelpful thoughts. One way is through mindfulness of thoughts, otherwise known as cognitive defusion. This exercise will help you to develop a new relationship with your negative thoughts and reduce the intensity of these thoughts.
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My thoughts become real
As I think, I become. My mind has the ability to convince me of what I am, good or bad.
What I “think” of myself, I am right!
Mindfulness of thought
A thought doesn’t have to have power, it’s just a thought I can acknowledge the thought and move on without letting it tear me down.