I’ve heard it said that when you ride a bike or a motocycle, you always want to look at where you want to go instead of at the obstacle you’re trying to avoid. This makes sense, because if we focus on the obstacle, then we don’t focus on where we need to go to avoid the obstacle.
This may be the real secret behind the law of attraction. How often do you focus on where you want to go instead of on what you want to avoid? Do you focus on the stress of all the things you’re working on? That may not be helping you much.
Try to focus on what you want to happen instead of on what you’re afraid of happening. That kicks your mind into problem solving mode instead of stress mode.
And yes, I do know that this may not help much with clinical anxiety or depression. But it might help. Give it a try. Next time you’re stressed, think about what you need to do to move past the problem. You might be pleasantly surprised.