Best Case, Worst Case, Most Likely Case

Self-awareness and mindfulness, it turns out, are important to conquering negative thinking.

Personally, I seem to be hardwired to ruminate on negative occurrences, real and imagined, so it’s important for me to look at my thinking and ask, “What is the best outcome, worst outcome and most likely outcome in this situation?” I nearly always come to the conclusion that the worst case isn’t likely — and therefore not worth giving time and effort to worrying about it.

The authors of this article offer similar advice and many other ways of addressing negative thinking.

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