A conscious decision to delay the consideration of unpleasant memories or circumstances (unlike repression, which is an unconscious process).
Example: As her college career draws to a close, a woman deliberately pushes away her worries about losing touch with her school friends after graduation.
Grinnell, R. (2016). Suppression. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/suppression/