I spend too much time thinking. The internal dialog has been nearly constant for many years, and it keeps me from having peace of mind. Lately, I’ve come to view it as a problem, so I’m taking steps to quiet the voice in my head.
The trick is to focus consciousness elsewhere. I start with breathing. I feel the air filling my lungs, then feel it pass through my mouth, over my tongue. Sometimes I focus on sounds, the motors and birds around me on my daily walk. When words appear in my mind, I discard them. Sensation trumps verbal thought.
The technique is relaxing. It subdues the ever-present tinnitus in my ears, which always gets louder when I’m stressed. I fall asleep easier.
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