5 Reasons You Should Stop Worrying About The Future

photo: Tommy Ton x Michael Kors

 

As Career Girls, we’re always thinking about the future, and working towards our goals, but when thinking becomes worrying, we need to stop ourselves.

As much as we visualize and chase our goals, we can’t control what life will throw at us, so it’s important to think constructively and put down all those worries.

If you’re not convinced, here are a few reasons why you should stop worrying about your future.

1. Focus on what you can control!

You don’t have the power to predict or control the future, so why obsess over something that’s out of your reach?

Stop wasting your time worrying about what “might” happen, and focus on something you CAN control like your own thoughts and actions.

2. I’ve learned that you’re most likely missing out

If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past few years it’s that being caught up in the “what-ifs” seriously ruins the right now. Instead of visualizing all of the things that could go wrong, live in the moment, and enjoy all the positive things in your life.

Life is short, and you shouldn’t waste it worrying about things that may or may not happen.

3. Your imagination is so much worse

Worriers tend to have a snowball effect the longer they think. One small worry leads to another, and pretty soon your life is ending.

But in reality, there’s a very small chance any of it will happen, and the real problem is usually much smaller than it seems.

Stop yourself before it gets too far, and instead focus on what you can do right now that’s positive.

4. Worrying is bad for your health

All that constant worrying is actually bad for your health. Worriers have a harder time focusing, making decisions, sleeping, and are generally more stressed out.

Plus, all that stress weakens your immune system and causes weight gain and fatigue. So put down your worries, pick up a mug of hot tea, and relax!

5. Fight for what you want now!

Instead of worrying about your career, friends, family, etc, go out and do something about it!

Fight for the job you want, go connect with the people who are important to you, and use the time that you used to worry to improve your life!

Written by Audra Koch.

LET’S TALK:

So what do you think about the future? What are your goals? Share it with us in the comments.

photo: Tommy Ton x Michael Kors

 

As Career Girls, we’re always thinking about the future, and working towards our goals, but when thinking becomes worrying, we need to stop ourselves.

As much as we visualize and chase our goals, we can’t control what life will throw at us, so it’s important to think constructively and put down all those worries. If you’re not convinced, here are a few reasons why you should stop worrying about your future.

1. Focus on what you can control!

You don’t have the power to predict or control the future, so why obsess over something that’s out of your reach?

Stop wasting your time worrying about what “might” happen, and focus on something you CAN control like your own thoughts and actions.

2. I’ve learned that you’re most likely missing out

If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past few years it’s that being caught up in the “what-ifs” seriously ruins the right now. Instead of visualizing all of the things that could go wrong, live in the moment, and enjoy all the positive things in your life.

Life is short, and you shouldn’t waste it worrying about things that may or may not happen.

3. Your imagination is so much worse

Worriers tend to have a snowball effect the longer they think. One small worry leads to another, and pretty soon your life is ending. But in reality, there’s a very small chance any of it will happen, and the real problem is usually much smaller than it seems. Stop yourself before it gets too far, and instead focus on what you can do right now that’s positive.

4. Worrying is bad for your health

All that constant worrying is actually bad for your health. Worriers have a harder time focusing, making decisions, sleeping, and are generally more stressed out.

Plus, all that stress weakens your immune system and causes weight gain and fatigue. So put down your worries, pick up a mug of hot tea, and relax!

5. Fight for what you want now!

Instead of worrying about your career, friends, family, etc, go out and do something about it! Fight for the job you want, go connect with the people who are important to you, and use the time that you used to worry to improve your life!

Written by Audra Koch.

LET’S TALK:

So what do you think about the future? What are your goals? Share it with us in the comments.

  • Jessica

    Great article

    • Thanks Jessica! x

  • This is great as I’ve been trying to worry a lot less (even though there seems to be more to worry about all the time). I’m kind of naturally a worrier, so it’s taking time to try to live more in the moment and not worry about things I can’t control. You kinda have to take it a little at a time because if you try to relinquish everything, you’ll go nuts.

    http://aneducationindomestication.com

    • I agree! I used to worry about the future so much, but actually you miss a lot of what’s going on right now if you’re constantly thinking about the future (or the past!) it’s better to make some clear goals and look forward to it, not dread it! xx

  • Jenn Baron

    I feel like we all need to print off the 5 main points and tape them to our mirrors for a daily reminder! Thanks! :)

    • Haha Jenn! Definitely. :) x

  • This comes so handy right now, I´ve been nothing but obsessing about future lately! Even if I´m in the “work for what you want” phase I want inmediate results, clearly I need to work on my patience too lol

    carlotarules.wordpress.com

  • Focusing on the positive and fight for what you want – just what I needed to read ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  • Roshelle Muse

    Great article I’m being laid off in two weeks and been worrying.

  • Yag Dalal

    It is magical how our subconscious is affected by what we watch and read. I tried to only check “positive” content this past week and it helped me being more productive and positive without even realizing. This article was one of my favourite of my “Positivity diet for the mind”. I am trying to be a warrior not a worrier <3

    Dalal
    http://www.justdalal.com

  • I’m definitely a worrier. Doesn’t help that i’ve just come out of a long term relationship and am taking it badly.

    Evererything i thought i had figured out has changed so these tips have totally helped!

    http://thekbblog.co.uk//

  • Daphne

    So true. Worrying about the future is useless. Instead, write down your goals, smash them right now! Everything you need is in the present moment. Hell Yes!

    Daphne Denninghoff – https://goddesssbible.wordpress.com/

  • Natalie Redman

    Definitely know that worrying is bad for your health.

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • Natalie Redman

    Great post! So inspiring!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com