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Do You Catastrophize? Buddhism Can Help.

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Picture this: You’re running late to work and hit traffic. Just last night you told yourself you’d finish the work project in the morning. Immediately your mind starts racing. How many times have I been late this year? I was already pushing my luck with this assignment, proving that I’m inadequate. Will I be fired? I’m sure traffic will be the worst since it’s later in the morning. Should I start looking for new jobs?

Keep in mind, you’ve barely started driving. This happens to everyone in one way or another. We hit a snag and start going down the rabbit hole of fear and negativity. Is there something to stop this seemingly uncontrol-lable vicious cycle? First, it’s good to understand why it happens in the first place.

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