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When we focus for too long on something, a neural pathway is formed, the more we think about it the stronger it gets, the harder it is to think about anything else. Worry works the same way. A way to distract our negative thoughts is to flick a rubber band that is worn around our wrist. The sting breaks the pattern of thought. It may take up to 80 days or more to break the neural pathway so keep “flicking it away”.
The lapel pins indicate support for those who have or are currently having struggles with their mental wellbeing. In many situations when we are struggling, what often keeps us going is what we love. This is known in crisis intervention as the ‘hook’. The heart can often overcome the brain if we focus on what we love, something that is so close to our heart that it refocuses our thoughts.
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