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Trying to predict what’s going to happen tomorrow, next month, next year (or even in the next 30 minutes) can use up a lot of headspace! It also drags you away from the present moment.

Whenever you find yourself trying to see into the future (“How long will my bus be delayed? Will my boss be pleased with my work? Will the weather stay dry for the match/race/walk next weekend?”), pause and say quietly to yourself “I don’t need to know that right now.” Then count three in-breaths and three out-breaths to bring yourself back to the present.

Try to suspend your need to know, even if only for a few minutes, so that you can live in the ‘now’ for a while.



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