It’s good you can do that smile emoticon I’m always having to remind myself of that. Probably hundreds of times a day to just “be”.
One trick I use to divert myself from the phonological loop neverending is to look up and to the left for three seconds and focus on something far away.
Just like that, it wipes what I’m thinking about and I’m snapped back into the present moment.
Been doing that for years. Hundreds of times a day. Look up to the left while taking a breath.
I don’t know if it works for anybody else. Just something I started doing in middle school and never stopped.