Here is an interesting technique to build positive thoughts and discard negative thoughts.Easy and practical method.
n Western dualistic culture, it is assumed that thoughts cannot be treated as material objects; however, language is replete with metaphorical analogies suggesting otherwise. In the research reported here, we examined whether objectifying thoughts can influence whether the thoughts are used in subsequent evaluations. In Experiment 1, participants wrote about what they either liked or disliked about their bodies. Then, the paper on which they wrote their thoughts was either ripped up and tossed in the trash or kept and checked for errors. When participants physically discarded a representation of their thoughts, they mentally discarded them as well, using them less in forming judgments than did participants who retained a representation of their thoughts. Experiment 2 replicated this finding and also showed that people relied on their thoughts more when they physically kept them in a safe place—putting their thoughts in their pockets—than when they discarded them. A final study revealed that these effects were stronger when the action was performed physically rather than merely imagined.
The above posting simply means that thoughts are objects. It can be kept or discarded. Write what ever you want to do (even being free form pain) on a piece of a paper. and keep in your purse till you are free from pain or realised what you wanted.
Similarly write what you do not want on a piece of a paper and shred it and throw it away.
This method is much stronger than visualization.Or it will be more useful when you cannot visualize strongly. In the beginning just try soft goals.
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