“If random worries pop up, use a further refinement to keep them in perspective. The idea is to observe them, from a distance, like watching clouds moving across the sky.
You are the observer, you are not your thoughts, and your thoughts are temporary.
So instead of thinking, ‘I feel anxious, I’m stressed, I can’t cope’, think – in a detached kind of way – ‘Hmmm, interesting, feelings of anxiety are passing through my body’.
Keep repeating this phrase and, after a while, you’ll find that these feelings lose a lot of their power over you”