There used to be a time when I was so overwhelmed by what had transpired during the day that this sense of worry and doubt would seep into my expectations for tomorrow.
I would review the actions of the day over and over and ponder over the outcomes which of course I could do nothing about at that point.
I would play if I …coulda, woulda, shoulda into the wee hours of the night! And of course I’d wake up tired, frustrated and grumpy!
This was a pattern I had for awhile. And it still happens from time to time.
But following these steps ultimately helped me to end today without worrying about tomorrow!
Inventory your physical, mental and hormonal health. Any cracks in these areas can be compounded by the stress and pressure of accomplishing goals which can very easily manifest as doubt and worry for the future.
Once you’re sure that all is well in those areas, try this.
When you feel that sense of worry start to come on, remind yourself of all the practical steps that you’re taking to reach your goal. Are you on schedule, are you doing all that you know how to make things happen? If not, tighten up on these things. Leaving things undone is one of the main reasons we can feel overly concerned about tomorrow.
Reminding yourself that you are doing your very best with what you have should create some relief.
Also, I would suggest that you create a relaxing ritual for ending your day. Meditate, pray (being sure to connect with a spirit of gratitude), I make a conscious effort to make this my last mental thought for the night. Take a long bath, change into comfortable clothing. You can read more on this in my post The Art of Going to Bed.
When you start to do this regularly, your mind and body will be less likely worry and stress over the day to come.
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