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Battle negative thinking

with a 2 minute distraction. According to Guy Winch, one of the most harmful psychological habits we have is rumination. How many of us obsess over the past or worry about the future? How many of us can’t stop our racing minds? It takes practice to conquer our tendency to stew in negative thoughts. One way to practice is to choose a 2 minute distraction to resist the urge to ruminate. Go for a walk, play on your phone, pet your dog…I found this fun one the other day: weavesilk. Mental health takes just as much (if not more) work than physical health. Make a list of your favorite things to take your mind off upsetting thoughts so you have them handy and over time choosing to put your focus on the positive will get easier.