How to Stop Overthinking/Worrying About the Future

At some stage in our lives we have been in certain situations where we have spent time either overthinking about a situation whether it maybe buying that new outfit or product we saw online or in the shop, a conversation we may or are about to have with someone about a particular subject that you have thought too much about and want to get off your chest.

When we are in that present moment of overthinking about the situation, lets just say the difficult conversation we are going to have with our colleague about the way in which they treated us in front of a customer. For the colleague who made you feel embarrassed in front of the customer, and made you feel some what unprofessional in your performance they may have thought they had done nothing wrong in that situation and that they were actually trying to help you in that situation. By over we open ourselves for misunderstanding what the true meaning of what really has happened.

On the flip side I’m sure one or more of us have all experienced at some time or stage in the journey of life, when we are going through a bad time in our lives or letting our mind wander for a split second worry about what our future may turn out to be and if we have left it to late in life to achieve that dream or goal you so wanted to achieve all those years ago. So what is stoping you from still achieving that goal or dream in life and being happy?

So you maybe asking yourself how do I stop overthinking and worrying about the future?

Firstly you need to realise that none of us can predict our future and that all we have is hear and now. If you spend time worrying about the future you are robbing yourself of your time now. Why not spend time instead on the things that give you joy and that take you that step closer to where you want to be in life.

Secondly when we overthink about things its usually based on the feeling that you aren’t good enough, smart enough or hardworking enough. When you give something your absolute best you could and that while success may depend on something that you can’t control, you’ve don what you could.

Lastly we can all regret things or situations in which we have been thorough in life, but remember to be grateful for all the positive things that have happened to you in your day. Start writing a gratitude diary of all the positive things that have happened to you and to those around you.

Amanda OgdenAmanda Ogden is from Sydney Australia, and has spent the past 13 years working within the welfare industry in both administration and case management assisting people with mental health issues, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, drug & alcohol, homelessness gain employment. She also loves travelling, creating jewellery, music, friends and family.

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