are environmental non-stressing stimuli that hold your attention while eliciting positive thoughts, feelings and reactions. Worrisome, negative thoughts are minimised and, perhaps, even blocked.


If you are caught in a negatively-charged environment cycle, one that restricts you physically, intellectually or emotionally the use of positive distractions may be useful in breaking the cycle.


It takes you out of your negative, unconscious, and habitual way of thinking, reduces the intensity of the negative emotion so it is easier to manage, and allows you to take a conscious time-out.