When it comes to playing video games, no one really wants to be a newbie (see definition below if you are new to this term) for longer than they have to. Most of us want to get in there and figure it out as quickly as possible. Otherwise, we spend too much time walking into walls over and over. That is why I like thought defusion. Once you begin practicing it, you realize that it gives you a way to manage your thoughts without being controlled by them.
Defintion: new·bie /ˈn(y)o͞obē/ noun INFORMAL 1. an inexperienced newcomer to a particular activity.
I like to think of thought defusion as a tool to get control of your controller. If you leave your game controller just sitting on the ground, the game keeps moving but you are not able to respond the way you want to or need to. Other people may even pick up the controller and start playing it themselves.
Since thoughts have such a big influence on what we do in the world, thought defusion ultimately helps us to do what we want to be doing with our lives instead of banging our head against the same walls. Thought defusion helps us decide which thoughts are wanted and which are not.
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