EXCERPT from KAT ATTACK by Katherine Umberger in VIVAcini! 5 Oct 2012
How does one change a coping mechanism? I’ve learned to prepare
for the worst. I had to at a young age, when dealing with
divorce and conflicts with my mother when at times the worst
did happen. I want to learn to look to the brighter side of things
instead of only the bad but I fear the pain of being crushed. I’ve
thought that accepting the worst would shield me from the brunt
of it but it doesn’t, it just “confirms” my fears. I’ve been praying on
it but it creeps back in … a constant battle I have to win!
Dear “Overly Prepared,”
Technically it takes 28 days to develop
a new habit or skill, but I am
not sure that is really your problem . . .
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