Peter Coyote. Community Airplane Sitting Dead. Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world. Pico Iyer. Time World Think Fun. The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W nuclear warhead design in late Charles Bass. Government Late Design First.
I can't keep myself from playing roles.
The emotionless decadent, looking for diversion from boredom, is a favorite. Ellen Willis. Myself Looking Boredom Playing. If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy. Blaise Pascal. Happy Make Order Ourselves.
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I did not want to raise a genetically compromised child. I did not want my children to have to contend with the massive diversion of parental attention, and the consequences of being compelled to care for their brother after I died. I wanted a genetically perfect baby, and because that was something I could control, I chose to end his life. Ayelet Waldman. Life Brother Children Baby. Ironing is a great diversion from the reality you don't want to face. Melissa McBride. You Face Great Reality.
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Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade. Jackie Robinson. Just Sense Trade Second.
Even when we think or talk about recycling, lots of recyclable stuff ends up getting incinerated or in landfills and leaving many municipalities, diversion rates - they leave much to be recycled. And where is this waste handled? Usually in poor communities. Majora Carter. Think Poor Leaving Leave. There should be a point to movies. Sure, you're giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.
George Lucas. Wisdom Time You People. Top 10 Diversion Quotes. Behavioural interventions for type 2 diabetes: an evidence-based analysis. Promoting and supporting self-management for adults living in the community with physical chronic illness: A systematic review of the effectiveness and meaningfulness of the patient-practitioner encounter. Palliative care experiences of adult cancer patients from ethnocultural groups: a qualitative systematic review protocol.
Effective teaching of communication to health professional undergraduate and postgraduate students: A Systematic Review. The experiences of persons living with HIV who participate in mind-body and energy therapies: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence.
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You need to concentrate now. Thinking of the opposite. This is a simple one. It stands to reason that most distracting thoughts are negative, and therefore have opposites. Simply reflect on the opposite — not just thinking about it, but feeling it as well. If you are angry, think of something happy. Your favorite nephew, or a happy place. Feel it with your whole body.
If you are experiencing forbidden lust, then concentrate on their bad points and ugly features. The possibilities are endless. Physical movement. Research has also shown that getting physical can allow you to get out of your head.
Ask for a toilet break and go for a stretch, or practice deep breathing maybe not in the restroom, perhaps a corridor would be better, heh. If it is not a pressing matter, you might take a longer break and go to the gym to get a sweat going. Another good idea would be some music. Think of the misery it causes. With this technique, you go a bit deeper. Look past the thoughts, and see what they are costing you. Really reflect on it. If you are distracted at work by anger from your morning argument, then see what it is costing you.
Are you affecting your co-workers?
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Are you performing poorly? Are you endangering your job? Once you realize this, your resolve to stop thinking those thoughts are strengthened. This technique is simply letting your thoughts slide by without attaching to them. Realize that thoughts are just that: thoughts. They don't have any power beyond what you give them.
You don't have to believe them, or act on them. Just acknowledge them, and let them go. A good analogy would be to think of your mind as large blank white screen. Your thoughts are ants, scurrying across the screen. Don't judge them, analyse them, condemn them, or hate them. Just watch them run across the screen in one end and out the other. If you prod and play with them, they will lose their way and get stuck on the screen for a longer time than necessary.
The Second Category: Stronger issues. This category takes a bit more work and is recommended for thoughts that stem from bigger issues or are harder to remove. As we have discussed, our thoughts and feelings are inextricably linked. Often, when we are feeling emotional, our thoughts about the situation become wildly distorted and this cycles back into our feelings, and often our behavior.