This weekend has been a good opportunity to put some mindfulness and yoga practice to work.
I discovered this very interesting single nostril breathing exercise that is quite calming. (Side note: Apparently Hillary Clinton used it during the presidential campaign. Huh. I’d make a snarky Trump comment here, but maybe that would be inappropriate.)
I also discovered that mindfulness exercises are extremely difficult when your thoughts are bouncing around like they’re in a pinball machine. I guess I need more practice.
Unfortunately, my brain seems to think it might be helpful to try to anticipate every bad thing that could happen, particularly the very worst of the bad things. As if anticipating them might ward them off or somehow make them easier to deal with.
Good news: still no desire to drink.