How many times do you find yourself thinking what if?
What if I don't get there on time?
What if I feel ill?
What if I don't know what to say?
It is all too easy to let the 'self-talk' that we all have take over. It can be like having a really chatty friend talking alongside you wherever you go - gets a bit wearing doesn't it?
Think back to a time when you were worrying about something - the what ifs were running at 90 miles per hour! Did what you worried about happen? Chances are it didn't. Most of the things we worry about, most of the what-ifs never actually happen. But we carry them around, letting them use our energy.
So, here is a tip: - try saying What if not?
What if I am not late?
What if I am not ill?
It is amazing the difference this simple technique can make. It gives you the chance to live in the here and now and let the future take care of itself.
Try it the next time you find yourself worrying about something - and let me know how you get on, you may be surprised!