Mind

Thought Suppression

Don’t Think About It

Just don’t think about it. Trying to stop smoking? Avoid eating sweets? Get over a relationship? Stop thinking about it. This is surprisingly bad advice. Suppressing thoughts may actually be counter-productive. Don’t think about white bears. While reading the rest of this blog post, do not think about white bears.

Originally posted 2016-12-17 12:25:59.

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