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7 Science-Backed Methods To Get You Out Of Your Head



8/20/2014 7:07:20 AM

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People get stuck in their heads all the time – some of us more than others. Although it’s lovely to ponder life and be inquisitive about yourself, the problem is that the majority of our thoughts are not so upbeat. When we’re in mind-wandering mode (a.k.a., “in your head”), thoughts usually turn to what bills are due, why your partner was a jerk last night, why a coworker took credit for your work today, why you reacted in a particular way to a family member, and so on. And, funnily, at times like this, when we’re not focusing on anything in particular, the brain’s default mode network (DMN) is “on,” which means that the brain literally defaults to this kind of (worry-based) thinking much of the time.

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