Instead Of Changing Your Thoughts, Learn To Identify Them

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” — Sheryl Sandberg

Why Controlling Your Thoughts Will Never Work

You’re Probably Less Aware of Your Thoughts Than You Believe

How To Identify and Accept Your Most Obscure Thoughts

1. Keeping note of thoughts related to suffering

Screenshot from an e-book version of Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life by Stephen Hayes.

2. Paying attention to strong emotions

3. Taking a walk in Nature

4. Setting a trigger to prompt attention to thoughts

5. Identifying your judgments of other people

Awareness and Acceptance Are Prerequisites To Change


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2 thoughts on “Instead Of Changing Your Thoughts, Learn To Identify Them”

  1. Hi! Just wanted to say that I’ve read this article at least 15 times- and I keep coming back. It’s brilliant, always find something in here!

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