When something happens, emotion arises as it relates to the situation. When that feeling is uncomfortable, self centeredness tries to get away from it by fixating on stories that distract from the basic situation.. If you try to rid of difficulty by ignoring it, it will repeat it’s cycle when triggered. Awareness tends to lessen the fuel of fixation. Strengthen that awareness by sitting down, holding the body still, and practicing watching what comes and goes without doing anything with it. This is the practice of meditation.