It’s easy to worry about things that haven’t even happened yet. We tell ourselves that if we just worry enough, we’ll be able to prevent them from happening. But the truth is, worrying does nothing but ruin our happiness in the present. So why do we do it?
The answer is simple: we’re human. It’s natural to feel uncertain about the future, and our brain defaults to trying to protect us from potential harm. But just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s helpful. In fact, constantly worrying about things that could go wrong is one of the surestfire ways to ruin your chances for happiness in the present.
Of course, we will never get rid of the feeling of uncertainty altogether. But we can learn to live with it. And part of living with it is accepting that some things are out of our control. Instead of agonizing over what might happen, focus on what is happening. Appreciate the good things you have in your life right now. Focus on becoming a better version of yourself every day.
Remind yourself that worrying will not make you better at predicting the future. Just trust that no matter what comes next, you will be okay. Breathe deeply and let go of your worries. After all, worry is nothing but wasted energy.
So next time you find yourself worrying about something that might happen, stop and ask yourself: is there anything I can do about it right now?
If not, then let it go and focus on enjoying the present moment. Life is too short to Waste time worrying about things that may never happen!