Try focussing on only what is going on at that particular moment. These guys are right, it does take practice. Basically you put up a mental stopsign when you start thinking these things with worry and sorrow. Force yourself back to thinking of the present. Living in the moment, or the now is so wonderful. Have you thought about getting a book on it, or on meditation? It would really help you. Or start counseling. They help with that too.
After I got fibromyalgia, I couldn't worry about the past or future anymore. I never knew how I was going to feel on any given day. So I just quit worrying about it. Like they say. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Treat it that way. Focus on you, what you are doing. I use to have to pay attention to what I was doing. When I would do dishes, I would talk to myself. I am now washing a plate, then rinsing it. If I didn't my mind would stray. I have a problem with obsessive thinking. I started taking abilify and that helped me. I don't even know if I am making sense anymore so bear with me.
When you practice this or meditation, you are actually doing it. I can give you some tips on meditation if you would like, but I think a book would serve you better. Things have probably changed since I started this. It has been many years now. Deep breathing really helps too. When you focus on your breathing, you are in the now.
Good luck to you. Keep posting. Let us know how you are doing.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies