You try to fulfill your life with as much excitement as you can, because you can’t stand to allow your mind to wander where it usually does — to that thing you’re waiting for to happen, the one that never will. When I hear of tragedies across the globe, my brain gets sent into overdrive, thinking, ‘When is something bad going to happen in my world??!’. You sift through your workday like a soulless drone and you struggle for the energy to cook yourself a nice meal at the end of the day. You can't focus on anything else. But instead, I’m riddled with fear. […] after more sleepless nights than I could count, after all the tears I cried for you, I realized I was waiting for something that would never come. In my head, I was always one step away. Dr Stephen agrees, “There’s a lot of sh*t in the world.” So, unless we turn our backs on everything and hide in a hole, we’re going to hear about all the bad, sad, and ugly things in our world (the good ones, too, but they’re not as headline-grabbing). "name": "Home", Then you get frustrated and think the psychic is wrong or the tarot reader is wrong. If I don’t know how long I will be in line, stuck on a delayed NYC subway, or behind someone at the grocery store who is paying in pennies, I get very anxious. “Anxiety or nervousness is a normal, natural, human emotion,” says Dr Stephen Carbone, Director, Prevention United, a mental health charity based in Australia. Posted Jul 29, 2014 I’m so angry that I am constantly waiting for something bad to happen. Dedicated to your stories and ideas. This is the key to life. "@list": ["https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2019-07/DPPS_99898443_1.jpg?BWrtyxGfcZbwsBtyU.MV7MIsVdlo509D&size=800:450"] Earlier I used to think, ‘That’ll never happen to me’ when tragedies flashed up on the news or when I heard of heartbreak IRL, but now I’m more of the mindset, ‘It definitely can—and probably will—happen to me’.   Try Online therapies There are a tonne of websites that offer information as well as possible treatment options. Anxiety, after all, is a very common issue. But I’m far from alone. “We have the right to be happy and healthy,” says Dr Stephen. I should be jumping out of bed and bouncing off the walls, surely? Our high levels of self-consciousness have given way to a rise in social anxiety, where there’s a fear of being judged and criticised by others. I have a great job, a great boyfriend, great friends, great family, and, best of all, we’re in great health (*touches wood*). You can’t stop bad things from happening, but you can change your attitude toward them. You drink the iced tea but you’re not refreshed. ", Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Terms of Use | About us, Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. }, "logo": { Chances are you can relate to what I’m saying. With his words, critical and skillful in the emotional and psychological world, he reminded us that common people are always waiting around for good and bad things to appear from external sources. Earlier I used to think, ‘That’ll never happen to me’ when tragedies flashed up on the news or when I heard of heartbreak IRL, but now I’m more of the mindset, ‘It definitely can— and probably will—happen to me’. "description": "‘Everything in my life is great...so when is something bad going to happen?’ We find out why many of us always assume the worst. "position": 2, "@type": "ImageObject", You know it would be worth the wait, so you wait anyway. This is when positive thinking works. 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