Here are five suggestions on how to manage the fear of the future
Many people worry about what will happen to them in the future. This can cause a lot of fear and anxiety for the person. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions on how to manage this fear of dealing with the future.
1.Can’t predict the future with one hundred percent certainty.
Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance, let’s say at your place of work that you miss the deadline for a project you have been working on for the last few months. Everything you feared is coming true. Suddenly, your boss comes to your office and tells you that the deadline is extended and that he forgot to tell you the day before. This unknown factor changes everything. Remember that we may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
2. Learn to take it one day at a time.
Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. When the time comes, hopefully you will have learned the skills to deal with your situation.
3. Worrying can make the problem even worse.
All the worrying in the world will not change anything. Instead of worrying about what may or may not happen try to focus on the good things in your life. You can't prepare for every possible outcome in life.
4. Things Are Always Changing
Nothing remains the same forever. If things are going badly for you, remember that it won’t last forever. There are so many factors that can change your current situation. Don’t assume that your current problems will last forever.
5. Seek Help
If you still have trouble managing your anxiety of the future, then talking to a counselor or clergyman can be of great help. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. There are ways to help manage your fear and all it takes is some effort to find those answers.
Remember that all you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and when something does happen, take it in stride.
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/