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I feel like you may be experiencing some anticipatory anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety is a common discomfort for millions of people. Some people can even get anxious anticipating the arrival of the anticipatory anxiety!
Truly, any thinking about an upcoming event is conjecture. We really don’t know what will occur. We guess, we fabricate, we imagine and yet we don’t know, which in itself can be a cause of anxiety – especially if we think we not knowing somehow equates to instability. Nevertheless, we do fabricate outcomes of upcoming events and those outcomes are generally negative which causes the anxiety. If we were to imagine positive outcomes we would be much less anxious.
Why the mind tends towards the negative rather than the positive is a mystery. Yet, there is no doubt that anticipatory anxiety is purely a mind game. You can win the game if you are aware of your thinking and able to challenge the irrational, unrealistic thinking and replace it with more realistic thinking.
I have learned to "Stay in the Moment" and not worry about yesterday as that is over, tommorow is not yet here so just live today for that is all we truly have.
Take care and stick with us.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression
& Moderator GERD Forums
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