Whenever I find myself focused on unpleasant thoughts I immediately turn to my animals. They are my savior. I watch them and smile. I adore their playfulness, their eagerness for the new toy and/or treat, their excitement for exploration, and I think to myself, "I want to have their zest for life." I then look for things to enjoy and my mind is free. I can't even remember what I was thinking of. Try it, and if you don't have animals there are plenty of videos on the internet. It will ease your mind.