Had one of those “AHA” Moments today while running; It occurred to me when I’m in a positive state of anticipation, like preparing for the holidays, going to an event, planning for a vacation or giving myself a reward. I’m in a great state of mind: The same state of mind I’m in when I’m running, where my focus is on a positive outcome or result, my feelings are Joyful!
On the other hand when my thoughts are on worries (nothing I can control); which are anticipated pain or hardship, that rarely manifest as we imagined. You’re not really looking forward when your worried, you’re stuck in an alternate reality created by fear. You may even be stuck in the past but you’re not going forward you’re paralyzed.
With this AHA I’ve decided there is no longer room for worry in my life I’m going to schedule things in my life to look forward to, like running!