You have to attend an important meeting or interview and unfortunately you miss the train or flight narrowly due to traffic block. You see this as a bad omen and get disheartened. Or a black cat crosses in front of you as you go out of the house for an important event, or someone calls you back just as you start from home. In all these cases, you think you may not achieve your desired goal or objective thinking the unfortunate events to be the cause of misery.
Most often, these thoughts are irrational and illogical. They are called magical thinking or simply superstitions. Irrespective of cultural, educational and religious backgrounds, you can find people nurturing magical thoughts everywhere.
Here are a few tips to overcome magical thinking