Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Toss Your Unfaithful Thoughts in the Garbage

An interesting study shows that people are less likely to be influenced by aspects of their self image if they literally throw them away. The study had participants write down a list of things they hate about themselves, and a list of things they like. They were then asked to throw one list away, and keep the other one with them. By focusing on that list, they showed a substantial decrease in the discarded list’s power over them. This phenomenon might also work with thoughts of infidelity. By writing these thoughts down, and throwing them away, they just might stop having power over you.

 

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