Instructions for "Fortune Telling?":
• Check in with your thoughts whenever you're about to do something this week.
• Notice the stories you might have written about the event before it has even happened. For example:
• Remember that in fact, you don't know what will happen, and there's no point making up scary stories about it.
• Each time your mind strays into fortune-telling, remind yourself to stick to fact.
Telling yourself horror stories about the future can make you anxious, miserable, and fearful in the present. It also closes you down to the possibilities of what might happen, as you are too anxious or fearful to notice events that are not consistent with your expectations. Resist the temptation to think you know the future, and a whole new one may open up to you. :)
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
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