I have been fortune telling lately. And I am not good at it.
In fact I am batting zero as it relates to my loved one with dementia.
I have envisioned the worse possible outcome and it has not happen.
As a result I have felt emotions especially guilt and fear.
The circumstances are neutral. My thoughts on the circumstance are optional.
If I choose to think the worse, I feel fear and for me fear causes inaction.
I buffer with thoughts on all the possible outcomes that can go wrong.
I remain inactive. I don’t try anything.
My thoughts compound and as a result I convince myself that there will be a negative outcome.
But it does not happen!
It leaves me exhausted.
Caregiving is exhausting itself. I don’t need to add to it!
You would think I would learn!
HartFelt wishes that you recognize when you are fortune telling and let those thoughts go, they are not productive thoughts.