Have a Worry? This Can Shrink It (At Least for Now)

Sunday, March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mark Twain once said, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”

But what if we had a way to shrink those worries in just one minute?

You likely have the worry in this moment and I’m going to point you to something that can help alleviate it for now.

You are going to put your stressful thought in a star…

Then just relax your body and watch it drift away…

You’ll breathe in…

Then breathe out…

You’ll start to understand that you’re like is okay and that sense the reality of this thought in the grand scheme of things.

This is called Pixel Thoughts, give it 60 seconds and see what you notice.

pixel thoughts

If you want to do this yourself, here Ultimately, if this worry continues to come back, it’s a good idea to set some time aside to intentionally think about it. However, it may just be something you don’t have control over and so doing this regularly may be a good practice.

Now take this feeling into the rest of your day :).

Warmly,

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Adapted from Mindfulness & Psychotherapy

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