Robin Sacks' 1 Minute Mindset

February 17, 2014

Today…Stop Worrying

Filed under: Making Decisions,Stress Management,Take Control — Robin Sacks...Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author @ 10:55 am


Ask yourself one question…do most of the things you spend a lot of time and energy worrying about ever actually happen?  The answer will always be NO.  If you are one who makes things up and “story-tells” to yourself all the time, it’s time to replace that habit. Why?  Because that old habit of creating things to worry about will never help you;  it will only create stress and anxiety that do not actually exist (outside of you creating it falsely).  So…the tool?  Very simple.  The first step is always to “catch yourself” doing the old habit.  There is no judgement here…just be aware that, “oh, I am doing it.”  When you find this awareness, STOP and ask yourself one question…”am I making this up or is it real?”  Nine times out of ten, you have made it up.  You may try to rationalize it by saying something such as, “I like to be prepared, “or “I like to look at all the possible things that COULD happen.”  The problem with this is, simply put, you are not doing that anyway.  How do I know?  Because you are only looking at the bad possibilities…not the positive ones.  Do not convince yourself that you are “covering all the bases,” so to speak.  See…there you go “storytelling” again. 😉  SO…catch yourself in the act, adjust in the moment, and make sure you are not making a mountain out of a molehill.

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