I frequently get questions from readers, and sometimes I add them to the FAQs section. Here's the latest:
"Sometimes when I have conflicts with people in my life, I find myself replaying conversations in my mind, thinking about what was said and what I'd like to say, imagining hypothetical situations in my head, talking to friends about it over and over and generally making myself miserable. Is this ultimately helpful, and if not, how can I stop?"
This is a common question because many, many people experience rumination, and it is generally stressful. We may start by trying to solve a problem, and end up focusing so much on the problem that we miss finding solutions, and we cause additional stress by stewing in anger. It can be a slippery slope. Here is what you can do to feel better, without getting trapped in our stressful thoughts:
Read About How To Clear Your Mind
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