Listen to your thoughts — but don’t necessarily believe them . They're suggestions, possibilities. But they’re not gospel. You can’t control what thoughts pop up, but you can decide what is helpful and choose not to give the unhelpful thoughts any more attention than they deserve.
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But we can control our reactions to those feelings. By increasing our awareness of emotions and their effects, and then focusing on our thoughts, we can learn to manage our emotional reactions effectively.
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Exaggerated, negative thoughts, can spiral out of control and influence your behavior if you don’t catch them. Replace overly negative thoughts with productive and realistic ones. Changing your thoughts requires constant monitoring , but the process can be instrumental in helping you become your best self.
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You can hold more ideas than you could in your limited working memory. Writing allows editing. Editing mentally quickly becomes exhausting, as the old information interferes with the new. Writing allows for longer thoughts . Ideas bubble up and pop all the time in our minds and with writing that we can capture them.