Look back, to better understand what to do — and not to do — now. Look ahead, to gauge where to go from here, and why. Think of the past and future, but relate everything to here and now. If you suffer from anger and regret, you’re probably looking back too hard. If you suffer from extreme anxiety and obsession, you’re probably treating the future as if it’s already here — a future that may never arrive in the form you fear. The antidote to depression and anxiety is to stay here…while still thinking.