Sometimes when we get caught up in thoughts, we can actually fail to see our choices.
That’s because we go around and around in circles, ruminating, often on things that are negative or scary from past or future. Or we build up our own stress levels ‘awfulising’ about something that’s coming up – a challenging piece of work perhaps. It then becomes so easy to see only the thoughts and not the reality of what else we could do.
A little mindful breathing can help. I’m talking about something as simple as:
– breathing in for a count of four,
– holding your breath for a count of four,
– then breathing out for a count of four.
What it does
Just a little exercise like that can break down the chain of thought and rumination and can help you to see choices that were always there – but which you just didn’t see because you were lost in the tunnel of rumination.
Breathing in awareness can get you out of that tunnel.
My Easy Mindfulness course can help you spot rumination and to get yourself out of that tunnel. It’s an online course and payment is by donation so it’s affordable to all. Learn more