When we are mindless, we are like a helpless pan of boiling water. When we are mindful, we are like a good cook, controlling our temperature.
We learn many of our inner dialogues from childhood. We may need to learn more empathic and constructive self-talk.
Everyday living automatically gives us stresses. We need to balance our response wisely.
Making progress with anxiety can involve counselling. But there are a few things we can all do for ourselves which make a difference.
Part of mental health is being able to keep the mind simple when life gets apparently complicated.
Just as we look after our bodies, we need to look after our minds.