Mindfulness, a mental state of relaxed awareness of the present moment, marked by openness and curiosity toward your feelings rather than judgments of them, is a powerful tool for experiencing happiness when practiced regularly. (See “Ten Deep Breaths“)
If you can bring mindfulness to bear on negative feelings, they lose their impact. Just let them be there without struggling against them, and you’ll eventually feel less anxiety and depression. The idea is not to banish negative emotions. It’s about creating space for healing action to occur.