5 reasons you should stop worrying about the future

I’m sure I’m not the only one who spends hours upon hours worrying about the future and goals and dreams and how we could possibly go about achieving them – thinking about what you want for yourself and how much work is going to go into trying to get there. Striving for success is brilliant, it gives you drive and motivation to get up and get shit don’t but when thinking becomes worrying, that’s when we need to put a stop to it.

We can visualise our goals and plan towards them all we want but we can’t always control what life throws our way. It’s important to make sure you only worry about the things you can control, such as your thoughts and actions – things that you can change. There is always going to be a few hurdles along the way and everyone knows that the road to success is not a straight one – it’s a given, and we can’t control that. Lots of things can happen along the way that makes things a little bit harder, things that we have absolutely no control over and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you can start worrying about the things that you ca change and trust me, you’ll get a lot further a lot quicker.

If you need more convincing, here are just a few reasons you need to stop worrying about your future, right now.

WORRYING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Well, you knew that but just in case you needed reminding. People who excessively worry have a harder time focusing, sleeping, decision making and are a lot more stressed out in general.ย 

It can also have a detrimental effect on your health – stress and worry are linked to weight gain, it weakens your immune system and fatigue. So let go of all of your stresses and worries, run a bubble bath and relax a little!

YOUR IMAGINATION IS NOT ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE

Worrying up multiple scenarios of the worst possible outcome and how it could all go potentially go wrong is classic overthinking – trust me, I should know. The more something occupies your mind the of a snowball effect your worries have on your overall thinking. The reality of the problem is most likely a lot smaller than you are making it out to be – you’re making a mountain out of a mole hill.

Don’t let your mind take it too far and make an effort to direct your thoughts to all of the positive and proactive things you can do to work towards your dreams.

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL

No one has the power to predict nor control what the future holds, so what’s the point in fretting over it? It’s just a waste of time but I don’t why I’m telling you this because you already know that, don’t you?

A good idea may be to have a go at doing something like a vision board – lay out your goals and dreams and make a board out of how you could go about achieving them. List your reasons for wanting to achieve them, something you can draw inspiration from when you’re having a day where is feels like all hope is lost. Vision boards are a brilliant tool for helping you become successful, they help you motivate yourself to achieve whatever you it is you want to achieve.

YOU’RE MOST LIKELY MISSING OUT

Getting yourself too caught up in the ‘what if’s’ and the ‘could be’s’ can only ruin the here and now. Like I said before, you cannot control the future so start thinking about what you can do now. Live for the moment and appreciate all the positives in your life.

FIGHT FOR IT

At the end of the day, is worrying about everything going to get you where you want to be? No. Get out there and do something about it. Fight for that job you want, connect with the right people, find your inspiration and use all of that time you wasted over worrying to proactive and take the steps you need to to improve your life. Without sounding too corny – you can achieve anything you want, you just have to want it bad enough.

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