When you worry that something unpleasant might happen, keep in mind that we quickly get used to new situations, even those that are extremely negative.
Experience is an antidote for worry. Make a list of things you worried about in the past. See how many of those negative things turned out better than you thought they would. Also note how many situations turned out as you feared, but you were able to cope anyway.
By being aware of how frequently your worries are for nothing, you will eliminate a large amount of needless worry.
(Chayai Olam, vol.1, ch.1; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.161)
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