Fear of the Future? Focus on the Now...
by Carol Brown
Do you worry about the future and what is going to happen? Are you treading water and taking no action for fear of what might occur in the future?
If so, then maybe it's time to focus on the now...
No matter how much time we spend thinking or worrying about it, we can't control or predict the future, or other people's behaviours, or nature. The present moment and ourselves is the only thing we have control over.
If you find yourself worrying and merely marking time, ask yourself "What's the worst thing that could happen?" Then recognise that "Okay, if it does then I'll deal with it." When you think back on your life you start to realise that the scenarios you conjure up in your mind tend to be 10 times worse than the actual reality and rarely occur.
Your reality is now, so take the actions you need to take now and deal with the future when it becomes reality.