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.
How refreshing to realise that I am not my thoughts. I really like this exercise
When I think of some of my unpleasant thoughts, those that can rattle me, when I think of them being open with them they aren’t as powering
I will practice this
I really needed this. I don’t notice a lot of intrusive throughts as such. I just accept as truth. I will continue to practice this when I have an intrusive thought and say, “I’m noticing I’m having a thought that…”
I feel lighter
I learned how to distance myself from my thoughts and reduce the impact of my thoughts.
Thoughts are just thoughts
I learned that thoughts aren’t always real. We must use discernment to filter out the positive/negative from the true/false. This isn’t always easy but with guided meditations and CBT I can begin to slowly but surely get better at knowing real from untrue thoughts.
When I have negative thoughts, not to let them overcome me. Let them go