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Most of them never happend

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

Isn’t this true for all of us?

We’ve all spent days, weeks even months worrying about something that is just in our heads…

Sitting in the car park of the gym, making ourselves anxious about walking through the doors because we tell ourselves that people will be laughing at us (Because we don’t belong there)

Not making a phone call because we’ve made up a thousand scenarios where the receiver had told us to fuck offGetting ourselves nervous and worked up about a date or an interview because you may or may not say something stupid…

The chances are these things that we imagine will probably never happen,You know this because you’ve done it a thousand times (As have I)

“The present moment is the only thing of which anyone can be deprived” – Marcus Aurelius

When we spend time worrying about something that may or may not happen, we rob ourselves of the present moment…

The moment where we could do something useful, get some deep work (as Cal Newport calls it) in, Or simply just enjoy the moment.

Because until it happens it’s just an illusion… And if it happens all you have done is prolonged the pain…

Its not as easy as just stopping worrying – Fear is hardwired into our brains, But being conscious about it you can catch yourself in the act and try and direct your thoughts elsewhere,

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” – Marcus Aurelius

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