It is hard to stop the brain from dissecting events, thinking of what one should have done, what one should not have done, said, etc. This is in both social and work situations.
The motto that I am striving to live by is to not over think. I can think about a situation, but if I start looking back at what I did or said, what I think others are thinking, or what might happen – then I have evolved into worrying. And, worry accomplishes nothing. One of my favorite quotes about worrying is from www.tut.com:
“As far as I can tell, worrying about anything at all is a pretty good indicator that one has begun thinking that their joy and prosperity will somehow hinge on pending physical events, other people, or angry green Martians.
First, joy and prosperity are created within. Second, the events and people of your life can be changed with your thoughts. And third, for the most part, Martians are neither green nor angry.”
I continue learning and practicing each day that happiness is in my control, and worry is a habit that CAN be eliminated. Staying in the present is one of the best ways to control worry – a subject for another blog!