Since I started writing, I am feeling better, much much better. I am more settled. I have come to realize that I place way too much importance on those thoughts. Taking "two steps back" means to make a rather quick assessment of each thought. I don't know of a thought where they are of value or will matter in the grand scheme of things. To me, if they did, then it will make things worse, or at least it would seem. This way, I can finally "see for myself" what is real and what is exaggerated.