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Rubberband technique


Just throwing this out there. I use a rubberband on my wrist to redirect my negative thinking. Whenever I realize I'm going down the dark, negative thinking highway, I snap the rubberband on my wrist several times. That forces me back to the present and out of my head to be aware of my surroundings. It works maybe 50% of the time, which is better than nothing.

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Thanks for sharing, I might have to try that!

My sister does that. It works for her (probably the same percentage). Like you said, it is better than nothing.

I wish I could find something that would work for me like that. I've tried it before only to realize the pain doesn't bother me. Not to sound wired but I liked the pain. It's like self inflicted pain doesn't bother, I just deserve it and it felt like.. I don't even know...

I have heard of this technique before. Its a bit like the "tapping" technique that Paul McKenna recommends in his books. Its a visible reminder though so it might work better.


Yeah....that's been around for a very long's a good technique, way back in the day it was used to help stop smoking, glad it's working somewhat for you.

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