Say you can’t stand it anymore. You are doing the laundry, trying to write a blog, saying the rosary – whatever – and the broken record won’t quit. So stop. Change directions. Shift actions. Call your mom instead. If you are at work, get up, grab a cup of tea (preferably decaf since the caffeine tends to aggravate unstuck thoughts), or take a bathroom break. A simple change in activities can sometimes signal to the brain that you have had enough, thank you very much, and that maybe the thoughts should take a bathroom break too.
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