Too Much to Do

When we feel too busy and overwhelmed, it’s best to stop, sit for a moment and just breathe. Building up anxiety about our long to-do list only makes us more stressed and less efficient. Trusting that we’ll get it done makes it feel more pleasant and...

Pain and Suffering

Physical pain is a signal from the body prompting us to change our behavior. The mind adds layers upon layers of suffering on top of the painful physical sensations, when it starts to worry about what the pain means, how it might last forever or if it’s...

Future Anxiety

Runaway fear focused on what might happen in the future is certain to produce anxiety. Planning for the future is practical and prudent, but worry just gets in the way. When we don’t know how to bring about our desired goal or even know what that is, the best...

Anxiety and Control

Anxiety results from wanting to control things, while fearing we won’t be able to. It begins with a concern that’s repeated over and over until our mind is spinning and our body tightly wound. Fortunately there is an antidote: trust. We don’t have to...

Spinning Our Wheels

Occasionally, something happens that propels us into a frenzy of worry. We think about the issue over and over until we’re so worked up that it’s difficult to get off the mental merry-go-round and back into a healthy frame of mind. Fortunately, there are...

Unwinding Anxiety

When stressful events replay in your mind, don’t try to think your way out of it. Unwind your emotions by sitting quietly for a moment and feeling the sensations in your body. When you go within and acknowledge your feelings, the self-created emotional knot of...