But it's not exclusively true in some cases. Sometimes the absence of that thing or person can build up a longing and their mere thought can trigger an avalanche of emotions we are trying to hold back.
And it's hard to fight yourself. The battle of mind and heart can be so much that it'll consume us and would find it's way out of us (Pimple breakout, Sleeplessness, Loss of appetite and the likes...) if we don't do something about it, we're doomed...
So what to do???
Me, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
I can't afford to drown myself in assumptions and day dreaming, no matter how inviting they may seem. It will be an utter disappointment and defeat for me to be holding on to those. I guess I have to mind my thoughts and make some conscious effort to tune out the "[Insert name] Channel".
This is really where "MY FRUITFUL DISTRACTIONS" should come in. I have to switch to another channel. Think of something that will divert my attention and make me think of something else, until such time that this Out of sight, out of mind business will hold true for me.