I am preparing for an event that is really important to me. It’s happening in 2 days. I’ve been preparing for it for over a month – the script, the choreography, the support, the presentation, the materials. And lately also the mess-ups and last-minute re-arrangements.
Today, a few things happened that forced me to make different arrangements, and that put my schedule off. One thing I’ve noticed and others have pointed out to me is that I habitually spend the few days before an event running around non-stop, until I fall into bed at around 3am.
Every time! No matter how much I’m prepared, I end up in a panic the 2 or 3 days before the long-planned event.
Because I lose perspective. I get wound up. I worry about anything I might have missed and that will surely show up and create a crisis. I plan for the worst, and expect the worst. And, all I have to do to transform the built-up self-imposed stress into confident relaxation and preparedness is change the second part of that sentence:
Plan for the worst, and expect the best.
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Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist. To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up at www.thejoyofliving.co .