When I engage in worrying, I’m actually rejecting reality. I choose to focus on thoughts which are just images in my head, an expression of a mind which is incredibly complex, instead of focussing on what’s around me in the present, on reality.
When knowing this is not enough to keep my worry in check, I try to ask myself the following questions:
In my past, how many times did the things I was worried about later happen?
What is investing energy into unpleasant thoughts (which are not real) actually giving me?
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.”
When tomorrow comes, I will deal with the challenges of tomorrow. Today is a time to focus on today.