CHAPTER 6

Busy doing nothing (at all helpful, anyway!)

In this chapter, we are going to turn to the thinking aspect of our stress and busyness in some more detail, here you will learn more about:

  • How our thoughts operate and how we tend to relate to them.
  • How we become habitually drawn to them in a particular way that only exacerbates our stress and sense of busyness in the bigger picture of our life.
  • How mindfulness can help to develop an alternative more efficient way of being with and relating to our thoughts.

You may already, with the help of the previous chapter, have identified your particular fantasies, habitual stories and busy-bee behaviours and how these connect to your levels of stress and illusions of escape from this. So now ...

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