Five Tips To Stop Worrying About The Worst Case Scenario

Aug 15, 2019

If you knew exactly how your life was going to go there will be little excitement.  It would be difficult to get up in the morning if you already knew exactly what was going to happen.


Yet, you hate uncertainty. You often like a plan of what your day or life will look like.  But life is unpredictable.


The only thing that is for certain is that life consists of ups and downs, much like a heart a beat. That’s how you know you’re still living!


The hardest times are when you’re unsure if the outcome will be favorable or not.  Your mind goes to the worst case scenario and you start to feel sick to your stomach.  The uncertainty of what’s going to happen next can cause you to worry the most. The fear of the unknown will cause you to worry obsessively.


The most important question to ask yourself is:


What do you hope to gain or achieve by worrying?


You may have answered to better prepare yourself for the worst case scenario.  You’ll be better prepared to cope with a let down when you get bad news or when you fail at what you’re trying to accomplish.


It’s almost as if you believe on some level that this worst case scenario is for certain.  That it is true and without a doubt it will happen.


1. Stop Believing The Worst Case Scenario

Believing that this worst case scenario will come to fruition will only increase your sense of worry.  You will become so consumed with the worst case scenario that nothing else seems possible.


But the truth is, your mind always goes to the worst case scenario even when it rarely happens. That’s just simply what the brain does. It wants to protect you and keep you safe.  It feels that for some reason you need to prepare yourself for if/when that worst case scenario happens.  Yet, it rarely does.


2. Spend Your Time Elsewhere

You spend all this time worrying about something that is never going to happen.  Yes, you will be relieved when things turn out better than you had expected.  But, realize all the time you spent wasting, stressing out, and worrying about something that never came to be.


Now think again about what you hope to gain or achieve by worrying.  It can’t really be to make yourself sick over the worst case scenario.


The truth is, there is nothing you will gain or achieve by worrying.  In fact, it’s really quite the opposite.  You will drive yourself mad if you continue to worry.


3. Visualize The Worst Case Scenario

Instead of dwelling on the worst case scenario take matters into your own hands and allow your mind to go there.  See it, feel it, go there now to the worst case scenario.  There, now you know.  This is what the worst case scenario may be.  Now there is no sense in dwelling and making yourself upset.  Remember, the worst case scenario rarely happens.


4. Refocus Your Energy

There is no need to further “prepare” yourself for what will never happen.  Instead, refocus your thoughts and energy onto something else. Such as, believing everything will be fine because you will deal with anything that comes your way.  You’ve made it this far in life.  There’s no reason to believe you can’t overcome anything else that’s thrown your way.


5. Have A Support System

Let life be as it may. You must have the confidence in yourself to know that you will be able to face whatever happens.  Recognize that you have a support system of friends and family around you who are there to help you.  You are not alone.



Stop worrying about the worst case scenario.  Believe that everything will turn out okay because you have figured out everything up until this point.  You are still here even after all the ups and down you’ve already faced.  Focus your energy on thinking and feeling positively. Do not let the fear and worry take over.



"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh


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