Stories I Tell Myself About The Future

Hi team! I’ve just identified that so often I’m telling myself a story about how the future will happen (for example, how today will go with the kids on a rainy weekend day) and mainly this is negative. And of course majority of time this negative story is not what happens – so I’m creating negativity and stress ahead of time and unnecessarily! Understand this is my primitive brain trying to keep me safe. I can see that the first stage of dealing with this is the awareness and acknowledging the thoughts. Wondering if second stage should be focussing on open-ness to what the future is (eg no “story”, just being OK and present with whatever happens), or to tell myself a positive “story” (like – it will be a great day because I can create XYZ feelings and actions). As I write this, first option feels passive, second feels rather Pollyanna!!