“I just can’t shut off my brain. I worry so much I can’t pay attention to what I’m doing.” I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you’re constantly worried about money or you just can’t stop imagining worst-case scenarios, anxiety can be a major problem.
Ruminating about the past and worrying about the future makes it impossible to stay in the present moment. Consequently, worrying will impair your performance and affect almost everything you do.