How to throw away negative body thoughts

 

Have you ever wished you could empty the contents of your head (especially those negative body thoughts!) and throw them away?

I know I have!

Well, some interesting research by Ohio State University suggests that this idea isn’t as far fetched as it might seem.

So in today’s post, I’m sharing a three step process you can use to lessen the impact negative thoughts have on your life.

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Can I really throw away my thoughts?

Yes, you can! There’s a way to physically throw away negative thoughts!

I recently came across a surprisingly simple yet effective technique for physically discarding negative body thoughts.

The technique is simply to write down your negative body thoughts on a piece of paper then rip it up into small pieces and throw it away.

In 2012, researchers at Ohio State University found that people who wrote down their negative thoughts then threw the paper away were far less affected by these thoughts than people who wrote their thoughts down and kept the paper.

It seems that the act of destroying the piece of paper helps to lessen the impact of the thoughts.

How to throw away negative body thoughts

So to help you destroy your negative body thoughts, here’s a simple three step process:

Firstly, make a note of the negative thoughts that you have about your body as they come up over a two week period on a piece of paper.

Secondly, at the end of the two weeks, read through the thoughts. Don’t judge yourself for having these thoughts and try not to allow yourself to be affected by them. Just be aware of what you have written.

Finally, destroy the piece of paper either by ripping it up, shredding it, or if you want to want to do something more ceremonial, you could burn you negative body thoughts.

As you destroy your thoughts, you might want to say something out loud like, “You no longer have any control over the way I feel about my body. From this day forward, I choose to see my body as a vehicle for achieving my dreams.” Pick whatever will resonate for you.

So that’s it, three easy steps to discard your negative body thoughts. Enjoy this process – I guarantee it will feel cathartic.

I’d love to know how it feels to throw away your negative body thoughts.  Please leave a comment below.

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