Instead of taking up mind space, what if you kept a written log of the amount of time you spend worrying about dire circumstances, then you took a highlighter pen and coloured in all of the circumstances that didn’t eventuate. Would you have enough ink?
This week, try taking the lead from the Scarlett O’Hara School of Procrastination. Each time you started mulling over something bad that might happen, especially if it’s something over which you have no control, repeat the following mantra (silently, if you’re in an important board meeting): ‘Fiddle dee dee! I can’t think about this now! I’ll go crazy if I do! I’ll think about it tomorrow...’
In all likelihood, you’ll be saving yourself quite a lot of highlighter ink.
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