I have been feeling increased levels of anxiousness recently, probably increased over the last two year by problems like the pandemic and my own health. Being concerned about my health and possible difficulties in the future has brought with it some worry and fear about the future. To counteract these negative feelings, I have been using mindfulness for the first time. I have been trying meditation to help turn negative thoughts and feelings around. It has only been three weeks so far, but I do think it can definitely help me going forward. Accepting that negative thoughts are just thoughts and nothing more, and having a sense of calm and letting go has been good for me. Short periods of meditation also don’t take too long and still provide the benefits which is another good thing.