Wow that is such a great way of looking at it. So, when you get an intrusive thought what exactly do you do to treat them like the annoying kid?
Well one thing I’ve delt with is the guilt of not giving your intrusive thoughts attention. Because then you worry “oh did I like that thought?” But this is just advice to make you not feel bad, because you don’t feel bad or atleast you shouldn’t when you’re ignoring the annoying kid in class.
@lh2000 Yeah that makes sense. Sometimes I don't feel quite as anxious about a thought but then worry that it is because I am just accepting it now since I like it.