My mind was always racing, one little thought would come in and it would trigger a lot of others and create a tornado effect. Even when I tried to meditate, I would over think whether it was going to work or not. I decided something had to change, I knew that the thoughts I was having weren’t going to stop. I also learned that there was something that I could do to create space between myself and my mind.
- You don’t suffer because of your thoughts, you suffer because you try to resist them and judge them.
- I had a hard time switching off, after my work day I would still be so wound up that it was hard to sit still.
- You can’t make the thoughts stop, but what you can do is create some space between yourself and your mind.
“At bedtime I’d be on my phone until I fell asleep, which was not helpful. Whatever I was doing on my phone (browsing the net, scrolling through Facebook, or playing games) kept me distracted from my thoughts. I did that until my brain got so tired I fell asleep.”