I am a worrier. I worry about things that have actually happened! I imagine past conversations and think of how I could have made things worse. I know that the majority of the time I am worrying about nothing. Unfortunately this tends to lead to a ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ situation.
When I start to worry about something I ignore it:
Worry Center: Panic, panic, this is a bad idea!
Me: You say that about everything!
And mostly it turns out everything is fine. Recently though I was worried about something and my instincts were bang on. The next time I feel worried I won’t know what to do!
One way round this problem is to imagine the worst case scenario. This doesn’t work for me. A normal person’s worse case scenario would be: ‘You’ll be told off.’ or ‘You’ll have to apologies.’ or something else equally innocuous. My stupid brain is thinking: ‘Your execution has been set for later today.’
Anyway things are good now. I may have had a legitimate worry but its all fine now! What stupid things does your mind do?