Our thoughts are highly influential in determining how we feel throughout the day. Fortunately, we’re not shackled to negative cognitions. “Thoughts are just thoughts,” Naumburg said. They’re “the result of neurons firing for reasons we may never understand.” When any kind of thought arises, you can decide what to do with it. “You might want to explore [your thoughts] or act on them, or you might want to let them go and move on. You can decide.”

I loved sharing my ideas for finding pockets of peace in each day. The full post is over at PsychCentral.com.