A beginner’s guide to how to stop worrying about the future (by someone who worries a lot)…

I’ve doubled-down on the irony factor because this week on Let’s Talk About Mental Health TV I’m talking about how to stop worrying about the future, which is funny (funny-strange not funny-haha) for someone who lives with anxiety. But then I kind-of reconcile that by thinking “who better to talk about this than someone who has to fight tooth-and-nail every single day to stay grounded in the present?” and that makes me feel at-least-marginally better about myself.

See, my challenge is impatience combined with being incredibly tough on myself. That’s always been a challenge for me (something I am working on improving in therapy) and it became much more of a thing when anxiety took over, so it takes a massive amount of work each day to keep myself focused on the here and now in order to manage what I can and let go of anxiety around both the past and the future. The good news is that with effort and perseverance, 95% of the time it’s manageable now which is a very significant improvement on where I was even just a couple of years ago, and the work continues.

So rather than hearing from how to deal with worry from someone who has no idea what hardcore worry and anxiety actually look/feel like, my view is that it’s better to hear from someone who has been there, done that and got the t-shirt. That’s my theory, anyway!

I hope you enjoy this week’s content. Have a fantastic day/night whenever you’re reading this and enjoy your week!

Jeremy 🙂

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