Really identified with this. I’ve always believed my focus and drive to get things done is both a blessing and a curse…the blessing part is a big one, and the driving force behind many of the things I’ve accomplished. But the curse is in not being able to easily stop my mind, and that can be exhausting.
I started meditating about a year ago, and have been trying to get more consistent with it as I always, 100% of the time, feel better afterwards.
My technique that I sort of just came up with is equally simple and kind of mechanical. I envision these large arms extending out from me that just split in between the “everything” I’m thinking about and parts it all like the Red Sea. Pushing everything aside so I can focus on something simple.
It doesn’t always keep the sea waters from trying to rush back in, but the more I practice the better I get at it.
Glad to hear about some new angles to tackle a similar problem.