One thought about your to-do list leads to worries about your kids. Concerns about your kids makes think about your parents. Then your health and your job. Oh, and all the emails and how your bathroom is a mess. Somehow all of that leads to worries about the possibility of getting into a car accident tomorrow. Before long, you create a million scenarios of how things can go wrong, and you’re completely overwhelmed.
It can happen in a second. Negativity seeps in during the happiest moments because that is when we worry most about losing what we have. Break the cycle of negative thinking by focusing on the present, by meditating on what you are grateful for.
Don’t get in the way of your own happiness.