I think about dying but I dont want to die. Not even close. In fact my problem is the complete opposite. I want to live, I want to escape. I feel trapped and bored and claustrophobic. There’s so much to see and so much to do but I somehow still find myself doing nothing at all. I’m still here in this metaphorical bubble of existence and I can’t quite figure out what the hell I’m doing or how to get out of it.
1. Say no to any and all judgment. Accept everything as it is because (rocket science) it is what it is, and most things you can’t change.
2. Allow yourself to feel whatever it is you’re feeling, but don’t let your anxious thoughts keep dragging you backward to a place of negativity. It’s not healthy or productive.
3. Actively stay present by paying attention to the little things around you.
4. Finally, get rid of any expectations of yourself, your ability and the end result of the mindfulness process. Unmet expectations breed — guess what? — judgment.