Reminding myself of External focus , makes me focus internally


#1

Hi, when I remind my self of external focus , I remember internal focusing also , so I feel anxious at that moment. What can I do? Please please help me. Thank you


#2

When my mind gets confused like that, counting things around me gives my mind a moment to relax. I will see how many green things I can count, or tiles, books, trees, ect… Or another skill that works really well is finding 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste. Doing these at first is strange and a bit scary if you have never tried pulling yourself out of an anxious moment, but if you keep practicing is becomes really helpful :slight_smile: