Where’s your focus? Do you spend more energy thinking about what could go wrong or on what is going well?
I believe in planning for the future. We need to be prepared. We don’t need to worry about every detail that could potentially go wrong.
There is a balance between thinking things through and obsessing.
In my case, it takes deliberate attention. My mind’s default is to slide into the hundreds of “what ifs.” I have learned several things from training my brain to go towards what is working.
1. It feels better. Focusing on the good stuff makes me happier.
2. The majority of what I worry about, never happens.
3. The more I “force” my brain to go in the optimistic direction, the easier it gets.
Try maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative. See what happens.