Stuck in the ‘What-if‘ thought cycle but want to overcome anxiety? Whether it is the uncertainty over the future, or concerns about health, relationships, or future–the “what-if” thoughts serve a purpose of preparing you for potential danger and keep us safe.
However, check in with the quality of your “What-if” thoughts. Are they dragging you down a list of potential negative outcomes? Are they leaving out your strengths, needs, and any positive element of a situation? Eg: What If I lose my job? What if I’m never able to pay my mortgage?
Or are they helping you consider your strengths, abilities, possibility of certain aspects of a situation that might not be as bad? Eg: What if I learn to manage this situation? What if I can cope with this difficulty just the way I coped with a similar situation?
I have customized an A5 “What-If analysis” for your what-if thoughts. List them down, overcome anxiety, and live a worry free life.
ThisA5 sizePDF format worksheet could be used both as a printable page or digitally on tablet/iPad/PC/laptop. After adding in your details, the file should be downloaded to your device right away.
If printed in A4 size, you may cut out the sides of the worksheet and paste it on your fridge, journal, or room’s wall.
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Sally George is a Psychologist & the Editor of Gentle Meanings. She shares thought-provoking tools, asks insightful questions, and encourages her readers to be gentle with themselves.