Why You Shouldn’t Be So Scared Of The Future
No matter how old you are, if you’re still here, you still have a future, and while some people are suffering illnesses and know how long they have, for most people, we have no idea, and we need to look towards and plan for the future. Many people are scared of the future, and they think that this will get easier with age.
When you’re younger, you might be scared of going to a new school, then scared of going to uni, afraid of getting your own place, scared about whether you’ll be able to find a job, what you’ll do for a career and then frightened you won’t meet a partner, afraid of having a baby…
The list goes on, and to be honest; it never gets any easier. You will only have these first times once, and as you get older, the new things just keep changing. For example, you might be scared of living alone, fearful of falling, scared of moving into a care home, or perhaps you need to see here to find out about assisted living.
There are many different directions your life may take, but as you only get one life, there’s no point in spending it feeling scared. Here’s why you shouldn’t be scared of the future:
Did It All Turn Out Alright Before?
Think about the past now; what were you terrified of? Did you survive moving to that new school? Did you make friends and even still have some today? Think back to that job interview you were so scared of, okay you didn’t get it, but that turned out to be a good thing because if you did you wouldn’t be working where you are now and have met all the wonderful people you work with. Do you see?
While something that you’re scared of right now might seem like the most significant thing in the world, in the future, it will just be another story to tell. So don’t waste your time being frightened of it, you don’t know how it will turn out, so just go with it.
Enjoying Today Is A Gift
The best gift you could ever give to yourself is the ability to enjoy today without worrying about tomorrow. Take your anxieties on bit by bit, which will make everything more manageable, and realize that your future is not out to get you.
You Can’t Control It
Many people’s uncertainties come from wanting control–control over what happens next, how it happens, and how they’ll react in the moment. But it’s just not possible to know the future and control how it pans out. If you are scared of tomorrow, think of the things you can control today, the things you have now, think of just today, and how you can get through it. Think of how you can make today slightly better, think of how you can make this day a good day in case history repeats itself tomorrow. Think of making today count, maybe that is the only possible way you can prepare for tomorrow.
It’s Far More Fun To Imagine The Best
You might think that being cynical is being realistic, but actually imagining the best possible scenario can help you feel good in the now and move into uncertainty with a little more confidence.
It’s Exciting To Be Open To Uncertainty
Rather than avoiding your fear of uncertainty, it can help to get intentional about it. That doesn’t mean trying to eliminate it immediately but creating a little more space to accept and allow uncertainty here and there.
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