We are heading towards the second half of 2023 and the collective energy is massive at the moment. We are all experiencing internal changes and personal challenges at some level.

Even the weather is reflecting this energy.

With so much going on, it is easy to overthink and worry about outcomes.

It is important to understand that occasional anxiety over the future is a normal part of life, but it is when the ‘what ifs’ are persistent that worry becomes a chronic source of anxiety – which leads to imnsonia, headaches, stomach problems, and more.

Most thoughts, emotions, and anxiousness caused by worry are negative, imagining worst-case scenarios, anticipated threats, or scenarios that only reflect your own lack of self-worth.

Your anxious thoughts are fuelled by an underlying belief about worrying – that it is somehow protective, it will help you avoid bad things, or prepare you for the worst.

Worry might keep your mind busy, but not in a constructive way.

This week become aware of your negative train of thoughts. Catch yourself in the moment when you feel yourself too negative overthinking about something. Acknowledge the thought, but do not indulge it; simply let it go and refuse to allow your mind to go there.

If you are focusing on a situation that is out of your hands, repeat this affirmation to yourself:

‘I release the outcome and surrender to a plan far greater than mine.’

‘Do not despair. Despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don’t – surrender to events with hope’. – Alain de Botton