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Thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming at times. Forcing ourselves to let go of troublesome thoughts might help temporarily, but this method is not very effective.
Fortunately, there is a simple exercise that can help people manage thoughts and is pleasant to practice. It is called "Leaves on a Stream."
Sit comfortably in a chair, preferably somewhere free from distractions. Close your eyes, or let them remain open, resting on a fixed spot.
The "Leaves on a Stream" imagery can help even if you do not have time to relax in a comfy chair for several minutes.
Should you have a problematic thought or feeling while at work or school, take a brief break from what you are doing. Place the feeling or thought on an imaginary leaf floating down an imaginary stream. Watch it drift off for a few seconds and then go back to your task. Do this as often as necessary throughout the day.
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