Recently, switching off the head feels very difficult. As the same unpleasant thoughts frequently push their way into the foreground, they make finding a clear mind become a severe challenge.
In such times of overload, thoughts go round in circles. Yet there are moments when they seem to have gone for a short time. These are crucial because they momentarily cause the weight to fall off the shoulders, resulting in instant relief.
However, unpleasant thoughts will start to circle again very soon. Until there is a change, the short quiet moments of taking a time out allow baring with the situation and prepare for the better.