Anxiety is fear of the future.
“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
Nine times out of ten what you fear most never comes to fruition.
Yet your brain in the moment just can’t come to that conclusion. The more you try not to think about it the more anxiety you feel.
So how do you overcome anxiety?
Be present. Focus on what you are doing in that moment.
Let this moment push the fear aside.
If and when you get to the moment you fear then you can be present and deal with it.
However most of the time the moment that you fear never comes or isn’t as bad as you imagined.
And you have wasted all of that time worrying about something that never actually happens.
Be present. Life will come as it comes. You can only control your reaction to what happens.