The sage Buddha, about 2500 years ago said:
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
The missing link of course is ‘how do you do that?’. Well, it’s something you can learn even if you’re worried and stressed.
We now know this as the practice of ‘Mindfulness’, keeping your attention on the now in specific ways can massively help control worry. anxiety, and depression.
One study in the UK shows that 12-20 minutes of mindfulness a day can cut your risk of a relapse of depression by 50% in even severe cases.
Check out the University of Oxford’s site on mindfulness for useful info:
Change is easier than you think.