All most everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or
bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions
on how to manage this fear of dealing with the unknown.
Remember that no one can 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.
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.
Sometimes, we can get anxious over a task that we will have to perform in the near future. When this happens, visualize
yourself doing the task in your mind. For instance, you and your team have to play in the championship volleyball game in front of a large
group of people in the next few days. Before the big day comes, imagine yourself playing the game in your mind. Imagine that you’re playing in
front of a large audience. By playing the game in your mind, you will be better prepared to perform for real when the time comes. Self-Visualization
is a great way to reduce the fear and stress of a coming situation and increase your self-confidence.
Remember to take a deep breath and try to find something to do to get your mind off of you anxieties and stresses.
A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper, watch TV, play on the computer or do an activity that will give them a
fresh perspective on things. This will distract you from your current worries.
A lot of times, our worrying can make the problem even worse. All the worrying in the world will not change anything. All you
can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and when something does happen, take it in stride. If you still have trouble managing
your anxiety of the future, then talking to a counselor or clergyman can be managing your anxiety of the future, then talking to a counselor
or clergyman can be of great help. There are ways to help manage your fear and all it takes is some effort to find those answers.
Remember that finding a counselor to help you depends on how you interact with the counselor and how they interact with you. It may take a couple of times to
find the right person, but do not give up. Finding a good counselor will pay off for you in the long run, so be persistent in finding the right
person for you.