Whether it’s an over-tired toddler who won’t stop yelling, or a man trying to keep his wits about him after he’s been asked for the 13th set of documents, distraction is an effective tool. Positive distraction that is. The more novel the distraction, the more of the brain it engages and that’s just what you want to keep the obsessional thinking at bay. The more you allow your brain to obsess about her, your case, what will happen next, the more your brain becomes accustomed to obsessing and the harder it is to stop. So check out your local newspapers and online listings for things to do that are unfamiliar to you. The more social it is, the better.