Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Joshua in Las Vegas. I always assume that the worst possible scenario will occur. How can I revert this irrational and negative thinking?
Since you have made it evident that you’re aware that this type of thinking is usually irrational and negative, you are already on your way to overcoming this. It’s normal to be cautious in certain situations, but having constant negative worry occupy your thoughts so often may begin to affect your decisions and overall outlook on life.
A quote you may find helpful is “Our worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” That’s from Buddha. If you let your negative thoughts control your life, then you’ve made yourself your own worst enemy. The only person to turn this kind of thinking around is you. We often forget that we are in charge of our thoughts and our mind. Ultimately, our thoughts reflect on our life decisions. It’s silly to worry about things that in the long run don’t mean much.
There have been times where I’ve spent hours of my day wondering why someone wasn’t responding to me, when I could’ve easily spent those hours doing something productive and self-fulfilling. It was then that I realized that I needed to reprogram my mind to encourage more positive thinking.
When you find yourself in a situation where you’re left to assume that what’s going to happen next, if you’re given a chance, ask. If not, why assume the worst, when you could assume the best? Negative energy is much more draining than positive energy. Additionally, it is important to associate yourself with positive people so that their vibes may reflect onto you.