Facing life’s challenges involves navigating uncertainties that often provoke worry. However, the fact of the matter is that dwelling on the unknown can actually be more daunting than the challenges themselves. If you’re someone who finds themselves worrying unnecessarily often, here’s why it’s crucial to try and stop this tendency.
No Impact on Outcomes
We as humans like to feel like we’re in control, even when we’re not. Weirdly enough, in our search for control, we stress most when control is least attainable. Worrying may seem like a way to protect ourselves against potential adversity, but it doesn’t change the outcome. Whether the result is good or not, our fretting about it won’t change a thing.
We might think that our worrying is strictly limited to the current time we’re going through, but this isn’t always true. In fact, worrying often lingers even when things turn out well. Our mental state stays the same, unaffected by external events, unless we go out of our way to change it. Rather than letting other things dictate your emotions, strive to set your own emotional tone. Have a goal for what you want your day to feel like, and strive to reach that goal regardless of what happens.