By Dr. Zev Ballen image credit: maybii
When you want to break out of an unproductive state of mind, start by asking yourself: "What am I doing right now?" By becoming more aware of what you are presently thinking, perceiving and doing you are preparing yourself to switch to a more useful and productive state.
Now ask Hashem to pull you into the external world; to engage all your senses outside of yourself. Notice the trees; the sky; the clouds, the feeling of your muscles working as you move and walk; listen to the sound of your breathing as you walk a bit faster and leave behind those needless worries.
Allow Hashem to send you loving messages through all your sensory channels: tune in to everything you see; tune into everything you hear; everything you feel, taste and smell. Move away from whatever was bothering you more and more with each step forward. Remember to thank Hashem for your beautiful life and enabling you to re-connect with it. Have a great day!
Dr. Zev Ballen