Thursday, April 22, 2010

How Analyzing Your Problems May Be Counterproductive

We’ve all had the experience when, the more we tried to figure something out, the worse we felt. Often we end up rehashing the same ideas over and over again. Psychology Today published an article about how trying to think our way out of our problems may be counterproductive. Instead, recent research at the University of California adds to a growing literature that suggests taking a more detached or distanced perspective from our problems may help to reduce anxiety, depression, and sadness. As the article notes, practicing mindfulness is one way to cultivate the ability to observe thoughts without getting caught up in them. Read the full article here.

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