Instructions for "Watching Traffic in Your Mind":
Anxiety and depression can make us focus more on the negative, or the problems in life. This extensive focus can make it seem as if life is all problems and very little joy.
You are stronger than anxiety or depression, because you have the ability to choose which thoughts to follow, and which to let pass. This exercise shows you how, and once you know, the key is to practice it and grow the muscle that allows you to choose.
Do this practice a couple of times a day for a minute or two at a time, and strengthen the muscle of choice.
"My mind is not my enemy. It is what I do with it and because of it that can hurt me." - Forsyth & Eifert
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