katycloud Posted October 16, 2011 Share Posted October 16, 2011 I decided today that I have a problem. I constantly worry about the future. Being concerned and preparing for the future is not a bad thing, but I take it too far to the point where I am extremely stressed, worrying, and obsessing about future worries that don't exist yet! I am almost 24 years old, have a great career as a primary school teacher, have a great boyfriend of 5 years who is a chef. As my boyfriend and I are getting older and as our relationship is moving into a more 'serious' zone, I am starting to think about and worry about future stuff. We are planning to buy a house in the next couple of years (almost have a deposit saved!), planning to get married, etc. I am worried about our future finances, constantly obsessing over whether we will have enough for our plans. I am worried about his career as a chef - what if one day we want to have children? Chef hours are not compatible with families! I worry about all of these 'adult' issues constantly, even though they are far away. I was having a conversation with my mum about these concerns and she tells me, "Katy, calm down! You are worrying about things that haven't even happened yet. Everything will somehow work itself out and you will be fine." She is absolutely right, but I still always worry. I am a perpetual worry-wart and I don't know how to change... I've been like this most of my life. Does anybody have any advice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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