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DE-STRESS: How to Create Stressful Thoughts

DE-STRESS: How to Create Stressful Thoughts

What is the most calming and uplifting thought you’ve had today? Tell us in the comments — your thought might improve someone else’s day! Studies show that stress and anxiety are self-perpetuating. The more you focus on a stressful thought, the more your mind will create additional stressful thoughts. It’s a cascade of negativity which can lead to intense anxiety. If your mind has the tendency to do this, it won’t change overnight. But by interrupting that cascade you can begin the process of shifting your mind towards optimism and away from anxiety. How do you interrupt it? When a positive thought arises, focus on it. Repeat it to yourself all day. Hold onto it more tightly than you hold onto the stressful thoughts.

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