Ruminating is trying to figure out if the thoughts mean anything by testing, checking, trying to “figure it out” , revisiting past memories as proof of whatever your theme surrounds. Sitting with the uncertainty is saying “Maybe, but maybe not” and just let yourself feel the anxiety without trying to make it go away
I find it really difficult to catch myself moving into rumination when trying to expose myself. Is there a useful trick for how to do this?
@Anonymous Hmm the best way I could try to describe it is keeping an “empty mind” when you get an ugly thought just keep repeating “Maybe, maybe not” don’t try to see if the thought holds any value and keep pushing with the phrase “maybe, maybe not” to any ugly thought
Thank you for your advice, I'll give it a try