For a very long time, I have been stressing over my own future. To be honest, I have been stressing about it ever since I was young. I have tried to worry less, but I have always wanted to be one step ahead. There were situations where I started underestimating myself or worse- telling myself that I am just not good or worthy enough.
Now I know that I am good enough.
The more I think about it, the more I realise that at this point, stressing over the future has no point: I have done my best and the rest is out of my control. More importantly, my new approach to the future helps me to be more present at the moment and this makes me happier. Enjoying the small moments with my family and friends is just so much more valuable than giving up to the thought of the upcoming future.
I will eventually figure out what will happen, yet all I can do now is to wait patiently, so why should I worry?
There are so many psychological researchers discussing these kind of behaviour, but that is not my point. All these negative thoughts about the future had a negative effect on my behaviour in the present. I did not have to conduct a research to understand that. The minute I switched my approach and became more present, I started appreciating my environment and myself!
Maybe I have a good reason to worry about the future, but there is always another road to take. It is okay to fail and make mistakes. This is how we grow and evolve as human beings.
Our brain is so powerful and we should always navigate ourselves into positive thinking!