Ive been practicing more mindfulness lately. To me its a necessity.
Its easy to get overtaken by thoughts and emotions, but with practice it can be just as easy and automatic to be present with each task.
Just for today, notice your thoughts and how they make you feel. Thoughts can just be thoughts if we allow them to be. It’s when emotions kick in and we start telling ourselves the old familiar story that things start to get tricky.
If and when you find yourself in a panicked state, ask yourself, what am I believing about myself or this situation? Is it really true? Even if it is, will focusing on it resolve the problem?