You remember that you need to call your credit card company, so you head into the kitchen to grab your phone. One study has shown that by simply heading into another room, we are prone to forgetfulness.
Forget Your Troubles: Enjoy Your Life Today by Evelyn Roberts Brooks
Interestingly, you can harness this forgetting power to temporarily forget your troubles as well. Repeat this anytime a troubling thought appears. Push the thought away. Just as with remembering, forgetting will require a bit of practice and time.
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You will begin to forget details of this memory. Eventually the memory will become very dull. Repeat a troubling thought so much that it becomes boring to you. Diffuse the power of troubling thoughts by making them commonplace.
Forget Your Troubles: Enjoy Your Life Today
Isolate a bothersome thought or idea and repeat it out loud over and over again. I will lose my job, I will lost my job. With practice, this thought will no longer bother you. Shifting your focus to what you are grateful for is an excellent way to forget your troubles. Any time you find yourself troubled, stop and list five things you are grateful for. You might be grateful for your family, your health, a roof over your head, your good memories, or a good opportunity.
Immerse yourself in a fictional world. Reading a good book or watching a film can be an excellent way to forget your worries. Choose a compelling story in a genre you enjoy. Young adult novels can be good options for a few reasons: Bring your happy place to mind.
Take in as many details as you can: What sounds do you hear? What do you see? What does it smells like? How does the air feel like on your skin? Spend a few minutes here. Repeat this any time you need to reset. Music has important links to human emotion. Just as sad songs can trigger sadness, happy songs can help keep negative emotions at bay.
Forget your troubles by turning on some upbeat music. You can double the stress-busting power of music by getting up and dancing! Focus the conversation on your friend. Ask questions and pay attention to the answers. Chatting with a friend can improve your mood, while distracting you from your troubles. Ask about any recent changes in their life.
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Ask them to describe a fun experience they recently had. Overwhelm the negative thoughts you may have with positive ones. Think so many happy thoughts that any troubles on your mind simply wash away. Move on to praise things you like about your life. Troubles often arise when we focus too much on the future or past. Bring yourself back into the present moment by practicing mindfulness. Choose one basic task, such as folding the laundry or making tea, and take five minutes to focus on that one task and nothing else. Try to notice as many details as you can.
At the end of these five minutes, your troubles with the future or past will have less of an effect on you. Few things have been shown to work as well and consistently as exercise to forget about your troubles and improve your mood. Exercise can also help you feel focused and in control of your life, while releasing feel-good endorphins to help you stay that way.
Visit a dance club or simply jam out at home. Many cities offer bike rentals.
Play tennis with a partner, or by yourself against a wall. Try a hot yoga class. Go for a walk. Aerobic exercise of any kind has been proven to calm anxiety and promote good moods. Walking can be a wonderful way to forget your troubles. In fact, one study estimated that a vigorous minute walk may have the same results as ingesting a mild tranquilizer. Hearty laughter is famous for promoting the production of beta-endorphins happiness hormones in the brain. Go to a comedy show.
Watch a humorous sitcom.
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