Negative Box Thoughts

Really interesting idea from 24 Ours

Have you noticed how easy it is to blow things out of proportion?

Especially when things go oh so very wrong (at least in your mind).

A presentation that didn’t go as planned, the car that broke down when you were already running late, the package that didn’t arrive on time.

To prevent negative thoughts from consuming you, try this little trick – “Put your problems into the smallest box possible…Seeing a tiny box in your mind shows the actual size of the problem and helps you feel more confident that you can take it on.”1

After all, it’s just a tiny box – much easier to conquer than a bigger one, don’t you think?

No problem.

1From Health magazine, April 2012 issue, pg. 122

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