||[Jan. 3rd, 2004|11:02 pm]
The Question Club
when you're trying to rid yourself of certain things in your life, is it effective to just suppress the thoughts concerning whatever you're trying to eliminate?
like, when some people quit cussing, they wear a rubber band around their wrist, and every time they think a bad word or almost say a bad word, they snap the rubber band on their wrist to condition the curse words out of their vocabulary.
sometimes i consider doing stuff that i've told myself i'd stop, and i usually just make myself think of something different, but will these suppressed feelings surface later? would it be better to just be open with myself and deal with it?
of course, i'm referring to stuff a bit more complex than a profane vocabulary. stuff that i want to quit but it's tempting to return to . . . like subtances, a guy, and impure thoughts.