Have you ever found yourself worrying about a future event or something you’ve done in the past that you wish you hadn’t? Something that’s got you so caught up that it’s on repeat, playing over and over in your mind? I have – many, many times!
In fact, there are so many times I’ve done this that it would be impossible to count. I’d worry about anything and everything such as upcoming exams, possible conflict, upsetting people, my health, deadlines, how I’d get everything done in time… the list goes on. I’m pretty sure most people can relate to at least one of these worries and have found themselves replaying these scenarios in their minds at some point in their life.
Whenever I’ve been worried, it’s been around the questions ‘what if ‘insert worry here‘ happens? ‘What if I upset ‘insert person here‘? Or What if people think ‘insert worry here’ about me?
Nomatter what, I can guarantee that the worries are consistent on these two things:
- It’s a fear of a negative outcome;
- It hasn’t happened yet and may never happen OR it’s in the past and can’t be changed.
When I look at what a worry is and the negativity that surrounds it, I know that I have no place for it in my life. In order to have peace and serenity today I must rid myself of fears and worries over things that I can’t change.
Whatever the outcome, I trust that it will be in my best interest, despite the fact that it sometimes doesn’t feel it at the time. In fact, I used to say tomyself ‘I trust in life’ over and over again when I caught myself worrying.
I realise now that by worrying about a negative outcome, I was attracting that exact scenario to play out. Instead, I now visualise my desired outcome so that I can attract a positive scenario to play out.
In changing the way see our worries, we can learn to dissolve them in an instant, simply by recognising them and altering our thoughts. Worrying about what may or may not happen in the future, won’t change the outcome. It only ‘takes away today’s peace’.
Allow yourself some peace today.