Today is the start of ‘Mental heath awareness week’. For those of you that didn’t see last weeks post you can see it here. Last week I said that this week I will try and upload a post everyday in honour of mental health week. They do have a topic this year which is mindfulness but I think I’m going to freestyle it as this is the first time where I have blogged every day for a week. Quick note they might not have as much writing as they normally do but if you have been here from this time last year I used to upload on a Wednesday so the posts will sort of be like that. Anyway after a long ramble lets….. DO THIS THANG !!!!
I want to talk about looking forward.
When we look forward we always do it negatively. Don’t believe me…
How many times have you thought:
- I’m going to win the lottery
- I’m going to be able to cope with going to another country
- The flight I’m going on will be perfectly fine
- I’m going to get an A* in my exams
Chances are you haven’t but if you have then these things probably aren’t what you’re worried about. But I bet you that when you look forward you do it negatively and you probably think…
- I’m going to fail that exam
- That plane is going to crash
- When I get to that country everything is going to go wrong and I will want to come home and It will all be a disaster.
The thing is the reality of what happened was probably like the first list (except of it was the lottery, because thats just luck really isn’t it) and OK you may have worried at the start a bit but that’s fine. I bet what ever it was or is that you are going to do or have done will end up or did end up like something from the first list and not the second list.
It is really hard to tell our brains that it won’t happen and I do know this but if we try every time and change our mids a little bit every time eventually it will become second nature and you will be flying through your worries. After all it’s the thinking thats the bad part not the actual doing.
Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,
Let’s see if I can keep this up ,
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