How to Stop Worrying

TIME

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.

There is a way to overcome worry that doesn’t involve alcohol or a straitjacket.

The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You’ve probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.

Yeah, it’s all the rage now. But nobody ever seems to really explain what it is or how to do it.

Let’s fix that.

You Are Not Your Thoughts

What is mindfulness? In his book, The Mindfulness Solution, Ronald Siegel, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, gives a pretty good answer.

Via The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems:

The working definition of mindfulness that my colleagues and I find most helpful is awareness of present experience with acceptance.

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