This absolutely fascinating article from TinyBuddha explores the concept of “Defensive Pessimism”
While many people encourage positive thinking, it turns out that for people prone to anxiety, this may not always be the best advice.
It’s far better to think negatively.
This is a strategy called defensive pessimism. It’s a way to help you manage your worry so that you can plan and act effectively, and build your confidence in your ability to cope with challenges.
As a professional worrier and control freak it’s well worth checking out 🙂
Full article here.