When we reinforce irrational thoughts and beliefs, we begin to view the world through fixed lenses without questioning them. It might feel unsettling to accept that you may have false beliefs, but identifying these cognitive distortions is the first step towards a happier, self-aware life.
These are scary times, and there’s bound to be feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. That’s why it’s important to slow down, relax and focus on the present moment with mindfulness. Read on for how to get started!
We can read your current state of mind: You’re most likely plagued with uncertainty about the future and questions like, 'Extended Lockdown!’, ‘What’s going to happen next?’, ‘Will this ever end?’, ‘What about the economy?’.
Most of us are so caught up in our busy lifestyles, that taking some time off for ourselves seems close to impossible. As the vortex of the daily grind sucks us in deeper and deeper, important aspects like our physical and mental health take a backseat.
She was in her late 30s and just survived a suicide attempt...For more than 10 years, she had been suffering from an inexplicable sadness and fear. Most mornings began with her gasping for breath, wracked with anxiety and panic, or an oppressive darkness that made her life feel bleak and meaningless.