Developing mindfulness skills can help you see better how your thoughts can drive feelings and behaviours. Do you ever really notice what you are thinking when you talk to yourself (and yes everyone has some kind of self talk going on their heads)? For example, ‘ I have to get this done now’. We think it, believe it and react by chasing off on yet another task. Often the task will need doing but sometimes not, or at least not now this instant. Our behaviour is driven by the thought that often we didnt’ know we had been thinking! We are often not aware of what we think to ourselves and developing those awareness skills by practising mindfulness is the first step to having a choice about how we behave rather than just going through life on autopilot….. respond rather than react.