Stress isn’t just about what happens to you, but how you respond. And because your thoughts are usually on autopilot, your response can get ahead of you. If you don’t hear back about a job, for example, you might think, “I didn’t answer correctly that question,” “There are better or more qualified candidates,” or “I shouldn’t have told anyone about my attempt to get this job.”
Don’t believe these thoughts! They are just thoguhts which you allow to control your feelings. Learn to observe and question your thoughts. Question what’s really going on there and look at what you know for sure. Don’t let your mind wonder in a world of negative imagination!
A great why to help your over-thinking is practicing a mantra meditation. This technique helps you to take your mind to quieter, calmer levels of thinking. Mantras are often referred to as vehicles for the mind because with focus on the repetition of a mantra, other thoughts swimming in the mind dissipate and the mind shifts toward mental clarity and stillness.
The “So Hum” is a phrase comprised of two Sanskrit words. The literal translations are: