Often in the midst of a stressful work week, you can get thrown a nasty curve ball.
It is then that your anticipatory anxiety runs high. In fact, so does your imagination. Yes—anxious people are very creative. Within seconds, we can visualize so many things going wrong. We worry about what will happen, how it will happen, and how it will make us feel.
So—here’s what to do with all that creative energy: Channel it in the right direction. Think positive instead of negative, and turn worrying into goal-setting.
Think: How will I make it happen? What do I need to do? Who can help me?
When you turn worrying time into planning time, you actually use the same creative juices, but in a positive, problem-solving way, not a negative, problem-generating way.
Once you have a plan of action, you dial down the worry, and start to feel good. You may even feel excited! So, get creative in a good way, and throw your anxiety a curve ball!
Copyright 2014 Michelle Kerrigan