Don’t dwell on negative events. “We sometimes think we have to keep ruminating over a problem to resolve it, but we often end up just going in circles,”. “Break the cycle by distracting yourself with an enjoyable activity.” Shoot some hoops, read a magazine, play with your pet, work a Sudoku puzzle — anything to redirect your attention.
Most of us are so overscheduled that we need to give ourselves permission to unwind. “Lose yourself in activities that truly engage you,”. Discover new hobbies that feed your passion. Learn to play an instrument or speak a new language. Take an art class. Learn to knit or cook. Whatever you choose, make it something that challenges and absorbs you.