Misery is often tied to irrational and judgmental thoughts. We can use logic to replace these thoughts—or simply detach from them. Both approaches can help.
I’m excited about ACT because it blends the best of East and West — mindfulness practices with values-driven behavior change. When combined, these create powerful practices for any difficult circumstance, including a pandemic.
Thoughts and feelings are clouds that arise and pass away in our conscious awareness. Even violent storm clouds — intense, negative feelings — eventually disappear.