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Nagging thoughts weighing you down? To get rid of unwanted, negative thoughts, write them down, rip them up, and toss them in the trash.    
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Can’t stop dwelling on negative thoughts? Here’s a tip to help you stay positive in the New Year: To banish unwanted, negative thoughts, write them down, rip them up, and throw them into the trash. A new study in the journal Psychological Science has found that physically discarding our ideas can help us part with them emotionally. Folding them up and putting them in a pocket has just the opposite effect; it can make us hold on to negative thoughts even more. Called rumination, focusing on negative thoughts can weigh us down and even lead to depression. According to Jane Ehrman, MEd, a mind-body coach at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine, we get what we expect. So when we hold on to negative beliefs, they become a self-fulfilling prophecy. You may not have control over the thoughts that come into your head, she says, but you can control how they affect you.

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