Life as a child is so much easier than life as an adult. The moment you grow up, you start to worry irrationally and start getting a sense of fear about the future that is so hard to overcome.
The feeling itself can help you pay attention to important things and prepare you for hard times in your life that are yet to come.
Nevertheless, it is important not to be engulfed and controlled by this feeling.
This is probably the hardest battle that you will have to win in order to start living a life worth-living and reconnect with the brave child that you once were.
1. Understand fear
Fear is a feeling that makes you aware of the danger that can kill or hurt you. It is basically a survival defense mechanism. Whenever you see something that threatens your life, you run away.
The fear of the future is caused by thoughts in your mind.
You are fearing the future because you are thinking negatively about it and expecting bad things to happen to you. If you are fearing the future, then you are lost in your imagination because you are fearing something that does not exist and hasn’t happened.
2. Let go
You have the power to influence the path of your life, but you are never in charge of the final result. We love to control things because control means safety. Unforunately, life doesn’t work like that.
Nothing in your existence will last forever, not even yourself.
You do not know what will happen to you or to your loved ones, so it makes more sense to accept this fact of life instead of fighting it. Accepting it doesn’t mean surrendering, but instead means acknowledging the fact that you really not in control of what happen to you.
By letting go of control, you will actually gain more control over your life because you will always be ready for anything.
3. Be grateful
Worrying about the future means that you are not living in the moment. It also means that you are not enjoying your life right now and you are destroying your health and relationships with others.
You have to flip the equation.
Look at what you have right now. Appreciate the things that you own. For example, the current healthy body that you have and the loved ones in your life that are still alive.