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Over-Thinking and No-Thinking

Posted Sep 29 2009 10:04pm

From article No-Thinking Zone, By Derrick Carpenter, Positive Psychology News Daily

No-thinking zone I over-think. A lot. And I bet many of you can relate.

My over-analysis rarely takes me to a higher state of being. In many cases, I get caught in spirals of “What if…?” and “If it wasn’t for…” that spin me around until I’m exhausted but still standing in exactly the same place.

Most therapy and coaching practices ultimately focus on shifting energy from self-defeating thoughts to more self-serving ones. This is the foundation of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Lately, however, I’ve been thinking (obviously) that thinking less may be an equally viable alternative. We spend our days focusing on problem solving, multitasking, relating, and reading the latest facebook update. Maybe our minds just need more rest! …

Research by Dutch psychologist Ap Dijksterhuis and his colleagues has shown that shutting down analytical thought may be advantageous in solving logic-based problems. …

[Image: No-thinking zone by chris.corwin]

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