When you see things bigger than they are.
When you always expect the worse.
Here’s how you change this mindset.
I’m sure you have experienced seeing your own shadow on the streets or on a wall. When you have a close look at your shadow you notice that it’s quite funny, because it’s much bigger than you really are, and it is distorted.
What if you pay too much attention to your shadow, which is bigger and distorted?
What happens if you do it consistently, all the time?
Catastrophising, that’s what happens.
Catastrophising means you make things bigger than they really are and you always expect the worse.
When you are aware of your really, and you make an exaggerated deal of it, when you distort your reality, when you consistently expect the worse your body naturally produces more adrenaline and cortisol which then create stress, anxiety, fear and panic.
When you always expect the worse you are unable to see opportunities, you become blind to them. And when you see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, because there is a light at the end of the tunnel only that light is of an oncoming train about to hit you.
Now you have a choice, you can carry on catastrophising or you can choose to see your reality as it really is.
Here’s how you do it:
stop whatever you are doing for a minute and look at your circumstances right now. If you are going through a bad patch ask yourself how bad it really is, how can I change it and who can help me.
When you ask these questions, you allow your mind to create possibilities, to give you resources so you can change in order for you to get what you want.
Also, when you are in this mindset you will notice that the adrenaline and cortisol levels have gone back to normal, to neutral.
You then create space inside to hope for the best, and as you may already know hope gives you courage to keep going until you achieve your goals.
And when you see the light at the end of the tunnel you know that it is the real light, you know it is safe to walk towards it.
Let’s take action right now.
Stop for a minute and pay attention to what’s really around you.
Focus on your reality right now, forget about the world out there for a moment and focus on what’s happening to you now.
Pay attention to what you are saying to yourself right now. Is it “I will never do this in a million years,” “I’m a magnet to disaster,” “Bad things always happens to me,” “I will never be able to do anything right.”
That is catastrophising.
Now, if you are going through a bad time now then ask yourself “how bad is it, really” and you find that more often than not it is not that bad. “How I can change it” and “who can help me.”
And then you hope for the best, because hope gives you courage.
If just thinking about it you find yourself catastrophising then let’s have a chat.
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I am here to support you and to guide you to see your reality as it really is and to find Hope.
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