How do you stay in the present when dealing with anxiety?
It’s different for every person.
I try to find enjoyment or at least some sense of accomplishment in what I’m doing at each waking moment. Even for things I would rather not do, such as chores or dealing with a difficult situations or people.
If our present is pleasing and fulfilling, we are less likely to spin off into ruminating over the past or worrying, needlessly about the future.
Make some plans, adjust as necessary and let go of the idea that thinking endlessly about the future will somehow change it. Easier said than done, I know.
After trying every conventional therapy for crippling, chronic low-back pain, I discovered the problem was completely within my control. I experienced an amazing health transformation in a matter of weeks. Mind-Body medicine worked for me, and it can for can too!