The ‘hurry and worry’ we all feel can be quieted down a lot by spending some time in silence and being more 2) mindful and perhaps 3) meditating more each day.
The first approach is to spend 10 minutes a day being silent.
To become aware is the goal in using any of the mental tools mentioned above.
At some point, the question will be, ‘am I aware of the mess my mind is from moment to moment?’ And, is there anyway to treat myself better?
It would be fair to say my mind is out of control when I ‘hurry and worry’ too much.
In western culture we have religion and mental attitudes that help us, “Keep calm and carry on.”
Consider starting with silence, becoming aware of your “monkey mind” and learning to do a combination of the three suggestions above.
The proper way to deal with harmful stress is to learn to be with yourself. The best way to do this is to become aware of the need for a little silence each day. This will lead to making a decision to stop doing harm to yourself and mind by practicing being more mindful and learning to meditate.