Mindfulness practice helps us to realise that we are not our thoughts, we don’t need to entertain them, take them seriously or believe them.
Our thoughts about the past or the future are often unhelpful and if we believe them, we can easily feel upset, tense and exhausted.
Can you pause for a few moments, observe the stream of thoughts and if they are unhelpful, tune your awareness into what is real, such as noticing how the body feels. Soften any tension and also use the various sensations in the body as an anchor to settle the mind into the reality of the present moment. If possible, you might like to listen to the Body Scan practice on our Present Mind App or see if you can do a quick body scan wherever you are.