Have you ever had a seemingly irrational thought or worry get stuck in your head no matter how hard you tried to ignore it?
Let’s do a thought experiment: for the next 60 seconds, think about anything that you want to think about. You can reflect on your new favorite podcast, that funny TikTok video, a conversation you had with your best friend, or what you’re having for lunch (that’s probably what I’m thinking about). But whatever you do, DON’T think about a POLAR BEAR.
How long did you last (I’m guessing not very long)?
In my most recent article for the Phoenix Mom’s Collective, I share why trying to ignore certain thoughts will actually make them stronger and the most effective strategies for getting unstuck from sticky thoughts.