I’ve noticed that the words ‘what if’ start the beginning of many a negative sentence to leave my mouth. And if the words don’t actually leave my mouth, they’re there, bouncing around in my head, making it hard to concentrate on any other, more pleasant thoughts…
What if…I can’t finish that project I’ve been given.
What if…I’m not really up to the job in hand.
What if…Teen Angel doesn’t pass her exams.
What if…My kidults can never afford to buy their own properties.
What if…I get lost on my way to the meeting?
What if…what if…what if…!
It’s so annoying! So, I’m doing my best to stop negative thoughts in their track and replace them with positive ones and look at outcomes that are more favourable than the doom and gloom that always seems to park its ugly butt at the end of my ‘what if’ sentences.
There’s one quote that always helps pull me out of the clasp of mindless worry and it’s this…
Worrying is stupid.
It’s like walking around with and umbrella
waiting for it to rain.
Ok, so I know it’s January and walking around with an umbrella may be quite a sensible thing to do at the moment. But, metaphorically speaking – don’t you think it’s a good quote? I do.
Next time you start to worry about something. Stop and think about it. Do you really need the ‘umbrella’ up because that ‘rain’ you’re worrying about, probably isn’t going to fall.
It’s easy to get caught up in the turmoil of worries and ‘what ifs’ isn’t it? I’d love to know what tricks and tips you’ve got for keeping the cloud of negativity away!