Clear Your Mental Space


第二课堂(课外活动版) 2016年2期


Think about the last time you felt a negative emotion—like stress, anger, or frustration. What was going through your mind as you were going through that negativity? Was your mind cluttered with thoughts? Or was it unable to think?

The next time you find yourself in the middle of a very stressful time, or you feel angry or frustrated, stop. Yes, thats right, stop. Whatever youre doing, stop and sit for one minute. While youre sitting there, completely immerse yourself in the negative emotion. Allow that emotion to consume you. Allow yourself one minute to truly feel that emotion. Dont cheat yourself here. Take the entire minute—but only one minute—to do nothing else but feel that emotion.When the minute is over, ask yourself, “Am I willing to keep holding on to this negative emotion as I go through the rest of the day?” Once youve allowed yourself to be totally immersed in the emotion and really feel it, you will be surprised to find that the emotion clears rather quickly.This exercise seems simple—almost too simple. But, it is very effective. You are actually taking away the power of the emotion by giving it the space and attention it needs. You will be surprised at how quickly you can move on from a negative situation to what you really want to do!


frustration n. 挫折,挫敗

cluttered adj. 杂乱的,混乱的

immerse v. 沉浸

consume v. 消耗

(Have you learned how to clear your mental space from the article?)

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