Freeing Yourself from Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Exhaustion
"There is an alternative to the struggle that pervades much of our lives"
Published on September 2, 2011 by Danny Penman, Ph.D. in Mindfulness in a Frantic World
Can you remember the last time you lay in bed wrestling with your
thoughts? You desperately wanted your mind to become calm, to just be
quiet, so that you could get some sleep. But whatever you tried seemed
to fail. Every time you forced yourself not to think, your thoughts
exploded into life with renewed force. You told yourself not to worry,
but suddenly discovered countless new things to worry about. As the
night ground ever onwards, your strength progressively drained away,
leaving you feeling fragile and broken. By the time the alarm went off,
you were exhausted, bad tempered and thoroughly miserable.