Certain situations can sweep us up and swirl us around in a whirlwind until we feel we have fallen to the ground.
These may be emotional situations and I am not suggesting that you hide your emotions, as they are there to be experienced. However, see whether you could take a moment to draw back so that you can see the situation more clearly.
If you realize you are being carried away by negative thoughts, bring your awareness back to your breath and ask yourself, ‘Is this bringing me peace? Am I willing to let go of this?’
Excerpted from: How to Change & Let Go by Nicola Phoenix.