Are you a catastrophizer?
I’m not usually one, but I can go there if everything else seems to be going wrong.
Like you, I was taught to anticipate problems as part of growing up. This system causes our brains to immediately anticipate what could go wrong, causing unnecessary worry. Add in the whole law of attraction angle, and we’re drawing towards us exactly what we don’t want.
This short post from Gabrielle Bernstein reminded me to start asking myself, “What could right?”
One morning recently I was future tripping about a very stupid issue. (Though there are really no stupid issues because there’s always something bigger under the surface.) Nevertheless, I was sweating the small stuff.
But all I needed to do was a shift my focus. I needed to see what was right about the situation rather than focus on what I perceived to be wrong.
In any moment we can transform our experience by shifting our perspective. Now it’s your turn. Take an issue you’ve been afraid of and spend a few minutes thinking about all that could go right. Let go of every “but” and the whole concept of “cautious optimism.” It’s safe to think about all that can go right. By doing this you move into a higher vibrational state and begin to attract the very things you need in order for things to go right! Try it now.
— Gabrielle Bernstein