Do you spend too much time focusing on what could happen, then look back and realise that most of the time, it generally doesn't?
The spiral of worrying, negative thoughts and 'disaster-ising' is all too common and it has a damaging impact on our emotions. It's hardly surprising that we can be prone to this, particularly with everything that so many of us have been faced with recently; financial worries, professional concerns and the significant negative impact on our mental health.
We all have the choice of whether we continue to allow our spiralling thoughts to influence our emotions, or take back some of the power when it comes to what we are focusing our energy and thoughts on.
I used to be a huge disaster-iser. I used to love having the plan B's and the plan C's all worked out (...and the plan D's, E's, F's and Z's!). It made me feel safe to have an answer for everything possible outcome just in case, because in mind mind back then, you never know what might happen!
Then, in 2012 I had an 'A-HA' moment that helped me to consciously change this negative thinking pattern to control my thinking in a much more powerful and productive way.
We live so much of our lives on autopilot, paying little to no attention to what's going on inside our head much of the time. Becoming more conscious of our thoughts and emotions takes time, commitment and focus to truly manage those mindset demons when they show up.
If any of that sounds like you, watch my short video to find out more on how to control negative thoughts and emotions...