I wake up every morning and am positive for about 30 seconds and then the tick list of everything negative creeps in, suggestion? –@ScottVanEpps
I do this also. Here’s what I do:
Label each thought: “useful”, “not useful”. Try to do that for as long as you can. I recommend this in “The Power of Negative Thinking.” You’ll find that a lot of those negative thoughts are “not useful” and you move on quickly. In fact, I just realized this second I was thinking of a not useful angry thought about something someone sent me on an email (usually the ones closest to you are the ones that know how to push your buttons) and I had to do the “not useful” thing a few times before continuing this answer.
Understand that most things you’ve ever worried about, didn’t come true. I’ve worried about stuff for the past 15 years at 3 in the morning. Almost everything I ever worried about didn’t come true, or, had a solution long before it became a problem. If you do the daily practice, and take care of the four basic areas of life it focuses on, you will be able to fight the problems long before they come to fruition.
Assume the worst case scenario. What happens then? Really picture it. I know it’s bad. But you will survive and move on. Sometimes the worst cases scenario is unimaginable. But if it doesn’t involve our own death, we usually can figure it out and move on and we’ll still laugh at a funny movie and the best we can to the people around us if they will still have us. And if they don’t, then we go on to new adventures.