Take the ‘Red Rose Test’
Studies have shown that the more a person tries to control a thought the more difficulty they have WITH it
The following test will show you how the paradox works – and how you can USE IT IN REVERSE!
You can use this trick when you are experiencing obsessional thoughts..
The more you try NOT to think so many thoughts the more you think them but if you ALLOW yourself to think as many thoughts as you wish and even willingly OBSERVE them coming and going they tend to fade into the background.