Chapter 6

Busy doing nothing (at all helpful, anyway!)

You may already, with the help of the previous chapters, 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. As we now start to notice these habits using mindfulness, our awareness gradually increases, we begin to pay attention to the power of our thoughts … so what do we do now? Surely we need to do something? Escape these unbearable thoughts, feelings or sensations? Instead of adding more to our to-do list, let us try something really different!

Practice 6.1: Mindfulness right now!

Watching your thoughts

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