Earworms Be Gone! How to Kill off Intrusive Thoughts to Help Shy Bladder

Any kind of stress can make your shy bladder worse, and there’s plenty of stress to be had from earworms. Those not familiar with the term are most likely still familiar with the concept. Earworms are those annoying songs that play over and over in our heads, counting as a type of intrusive thought.

Eradicating them doesn’t take brain surgery either. Research published in Applied Cognitive Psychology says all you need to is work on task that absorbs your attention. It should be something that is not too easy but not too difficult, NBCNews.com tells us. And it should wash all those earworms right out of our heads.

Study researchers said earworms come to roost when we’re usually engaged in an activity that is mundane, doesn’t thrill us, or is extremely complicated or difficult.

Switching to an engaging activity can also help banish other intrusive thoughts, which could be a major help for those who suffer from repeated thoughts that lead to anxiety, fear and other emotions that fuel your paruresis.

Read the full NBCNews article: http://bodyodd.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/02/16308348-how-to-banish-earworms-from-your-brain?lite

Check out the study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.2897/abstract