Being in charge of what we feel and think

pink-elephantWhen we experiencing uncomfortable feelings or unpleasant thoughts it would be great if we could redirect our attention/focus.

In the book SuperBetter Jane McGonigal is giving a simple thing we can do.

After she writes about research, where patients with severe burns managed to block out the pain by playing a video game, Jane suggest to not think about a pink elephant.

Then she says for a minute to think of as many words starting with the letters ‘P’ and ‘E’.
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