It is likely that 90% of what you think about, that overwhelms, challenges, induces stress etc is not actually happening in the here and now, but our minds looking out for threats. Being able to ground yourself in the here and now as often as possible is a useful tool.
I invite you to choose to notice, to really notice, what are you seeing right now, hearing right now, touching right now, tasting right now and able to smell right now?
Choosing to notice the difference between our minds activity about our reality and our reality is often the key to a rich and meaningful life today.
We are not our thoughts, but we do have them. “I am having the thought that…” and then “I am noticing I am having the thought that…..” This is a pragmatic and flexible approach to our thoughts. I invite you to notice your thoughts you are having, to perceive them. Some are really useful and need action in the here and now. 90% are just our minds doing what our minds do.