Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Fulfillment at Any AgeResearch Suggests How to Declutter the Mind
Clean your mind of its clutter with these proven tools
Posted Feb 04, 2017
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This cluttering-up process of going over and over the unproductive and distressing thoughts in your mind, or rumination, was investigated in relation to measures of well-being by Manhattan College’s Kelly Marin and University of Wisconsin’s Elena Rotondo (2017). Their study, in which college students recorded their stressful experiences over a 3-day period, shows just how dysfunctional the rumination process can be.
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Being aware of your thoughts and experiences can combine with neutralizing the negative ones to take their emotional impact away. Decluttering isn’t just a way to make your physical space more livable, it can also promote your psychological fulfillment on a daily basis.
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Marin, Kelly [MCfaculty]
[JR: It was explained to me as “don’t think of pink or purple elephants”. Now try and get that out of your mind. Laugh!]
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