Then there are people who seem to have almost a genetic pull towards a permanent state of anxiety. This is known as trait anxiety. A person like this is constantly focused on what could go wrong. They engage in many forms of ‘distorted’ thinking and quite often are unable to enjoy life due to this pessimistic way of thinking. They may have an unhealthy need for control and try to reduce the uncertainties of life by trying to prevent the possibilities of things going wrong. Trying to achieve control over things that we can’t hope to influence contributes to more anxiety. You can’t hope to ‘carpet’ the world. You just have to learn to cope with whatever ‘thinking skills’ you can bring to each situation.
James Borg – Mind Power