Picturing positive outcomes can significantly reduce apprehension, which can lead to increased levels of confidence and an overall elevation in mood.
When you find yourself wondering, "What if..." Stop! Take a deep breath; breathe in through the nose, hold the air in your lungs for a count of four, then slowly let the air out through the mouth. While you are doing this, consider the possibility that you are being unrealistic and irrational. Focus on positive or neutral outcomes. This works well for me when my thoughts start spinning and I cannot decided what to do.
I hope you know you will find much support and good information here in the forum. Again a warm welcome.
We often waste way too much of our time and energy focusing on what we don't like, what we're worried about, or what we think needs to be fixed, changed, or enhanced.
There are great things happening in your life and around you all the time.
Celebrate the good stuff around you , in others, and in yourself.
The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen.~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~