Pressure Doesn't Have to Turn into Stress
Stand or sit up, clap your hands, and move your body. Connect with your senses by noticing what you can hear, see, smell, taste, and feel. The idea is to reconnect with the world.
Most of the rumination happens when you are in a state called “waking sleep": when you are doing things, but you aren't really paying attention to them.
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