Does this thought help me

- Coronavirus series tip 3

Does this thought help me?

If the thought is helpful to you, great! If it’s just a repetitive, negative thought, or an unhelpful ‘what if’, engaging with that thought can create stress, anxiety and unhappiness. If the thought isn’t helpful to you, notice it merely as an object of curiosity and then let it float on by. If you find your attention being repeatedly pulled back to this same thought, you may find it useful to calmly and consciously redirect your attention to something more absorbing, such as a creative activity, a chat with a friend or listening to an engaging podcast.