A useful technique for dealing with uncomfortable situations or thoughts involves a simple mediation. Picture a tree hanging over a river…leaves begin to fall from the tree and land in the water. Now when you have a thought positive or negative you attach that thought to a leaf as it begins to slowly float downstream and away. If you have any thoughts including thoughts about how you can’t do this you attach that thought to a leaf in the same way and watch it gently float downstream. It’s not about having no thoughts so much as being relaxed in the presence of thoughts. I find it very effective.
Do you have any simple meditations? Put your favorite in the comments below.