Being mindful is about being in the present. And when I was unable to control what was going to happen next, I heard the advice again – be mindful. Being mindful allowed me to notice and observe my anxiety and paranoid thoughts. It allowed me do something that was useful when all sense of control over the situation is absent. Initially, thoughts that I could not overcome this situation overwhelmed me..then, I started noticing the thoughts and made my goal nothing but being mindful. Yes, in a sense, it is about letting go of what can’t be controlled and doing things that are still within my control, i.e., calming myself and having the right mindset. And it paid off! The outcome was surprisingly good and I pulled it off calmly and confidently :)
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