Finally that big assignment is finished! Now what should you worry about…?
Oh right, the budget is due by Friday and there are still a bunch of contracts up in the air.
And once that is done there’s the presentation you’re giving on Tuesday that you need to prepare for.
And so it goes.
You can always find something to worry about. External circumstances will never align in such a way that all of your worries are eliminated. No matter what happens, worry is choice.
While there is no escaping uncertainty and risk, what you have control over is how you think about worry. Does it keep you up at night? Or does it mean you have to add an item to your to-do list that you’ll take care of in the morning? Do you fret over an uncontrollable situation? Or do you let it go because it’s beyond your sphere of influence?
If you always look for the next worry, you will find it. But what’s the point in looking? You don’t need to conquer the future today. This is not permission to be short-sighted. It’s an invitation to better address your worry.
Don’t feel the need to look for it. When it arises, either make a plan to take care of it, or decide it’s not worth taking care of and let it go.