I feel like I have a very negative thinking because I tend to think about the most possible outcomes of any given situation. Is it a bad thing??

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Last Updated: 21/03/2019 at 12:18AM

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Mar 21st, 2019 12:18AM

Srishti Narula

Thinking about all possible outcomes of something is not bad and can be a sign of having good planning evaluation skills. Your concern seems to arise when you tend to focus on the negative outcomes more than the positive ones. I would recommend for you to focus on the task that you're doing and do your best instead of focusing on the outcomes. This is applicable when you are preparing for a task/situation e.g. when preparing to give an exam. If the task/situation has already happened and you are waiting for the outcome (e.g. result of the exam), it would be great to have a plan B or C. However, after writing down/charting out your alternative plans it would be best to distract yourself on dwelling too much on the outcome and ask yourself the utility of the negative thoughts. Will it change the outcome if you think that you will fail? Remind yourself to think positively or at least to not think negatively as it is also affecting your mental health.