Do you ever feel like a lot of thoughts are swirling around in your head? That’s because we have between 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts a day, which is about 38 – 48 thoughts per minute! This isn’t bad – the mind’s job is to think. However, sometimes we can get wrapped up in a story because of a single thought. Thoughts can also impact how we feel. E.g., a constant stream of stressful thoughts could make someone feel overwhelmed.
One way we can stop from getting wrapped up in our thoughts is to step back and observe them. Labeling the “type” of thought can help. Our Awareness of Thoughts practice (7 minutes) will guide you. Below are a few tips as well.