“What If Thoughts” and The Power of Positive Possibility Thinking
You may have experienced this…
That nagging voice in your head that asks, “what if this goes wrong?” or “what if that doesn’t turn out how I expected?”
It’s the ‘What If Thoughts’ creeping in.
No matter how common it crops up, it can be a real drain on our mental and emotional well-being.
What if I told you that you have the power to quiet that voice and turn those negative thoughts into positive ones…
One powerful tool in combatting ‘What If Thoughts’ is to practice possibility thinking.
Instead of focusing on the potential negative outcomes, shift your focus to all positive possibilities that could arise from a situation.
For example, instead of worrying about the ‘what ifs’ of a job interview, focus on the potential opportunities, experiences and growth a new job could bring!
Another effective strategy to combat ‘What If Thoughts’ is to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment – focusing on your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
By being mindful, you’ll become more aware of when negative thoughts begin to creep in.
Once you recognize those thoughts, you can then take a step back and analyse whether the thought is rational or not. If it’s not rational, you can consciously choose to let go of the thought and focus your energy on the present moment.
Mindfulness also helps you develop a more positive outlook and increase your resilience to stress and anxiety. These practices could include meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and grounding.
These are all proven ways to increase your mindfulness and combat ‘What If Thoughts’!’
Worrying about the ‘what ifs’ won’t solve anything. And, although ‘What If Thoughts’ can consume a lot of our time and energy, it doesn’t have to. By practicing positive possibility thinking, we can quiet the voice of ‘What If Thoughts’ and live our lives with a sense of peace and optimism.
My book, ‘Ten to Zen’ is an effective and fuss-free guide based on scientific evidence. It will help you start your day in the right frame of mind, so that you’re well-equipped to face any challenges! You’ll learn tips on mindfulness to help fight those ‘what if’ thoughts away!
In other news…
- The High Performance Tour: I’ll be joining Jack Humphrey and Damian Hughes for part of their 2023 live theatre show!
- Theo Paphitis 2023 SBS Event: I’ve been announced as a guest speaker at Theo Paphitis’s event! Here, I’ll be delivering an inspiring session on the main stage – Healthy Mind, Healthy Business.
- My bestselling book ‘How To Be Your Own Therapist’ is making its way across the pond to USA & Canada! I hope it continues to help those over there as much as it has here.
Take care of yourself.