Do you ever wake up with that horrible feeling of DREAD!
The feeling that something awful is going to happen. The sense of something lurking around the corner which will rare its ugly head and bring turmoil into your life…
I get this feeling often and it takes control of my life without warning, making me extra cautious about every step I take that day.
Which leads me to the question I want to look at today:
Should we live in dread as it will make us more careful about our decisions? Or will it hold us back?
I realise dread is uncontrollable and stems from anxiety or depression for some people but doesn’t that feeling also makes us slow down to evaluate how we are conducting ourselves?
Let’s take for instance, driving.
If I am full of dread, I will drive extra carefully keeping my eyes on the road at all time, watching out for other drivers and being more vigilant of dangers that may be present.
However on days when I am full of joy without a worry in the world, I will have my music on full blast, singing at the top of my lungs and will generally ignore other drivers as I know I am a safe driver.
See the difference? Although I feel better when not loaded with dread, I’m also less alert.
I guess what I’m trying to establish is whether dread, which has such a negative impact, can be used as a positive. What do you think?
Does dread hold us back from living life to the fullest?
Can dread have a positive impact on our safety?
Should we allow dread to control our choices?
I know it’s a tough topic to discuss because so many of us can relate but I would love to hear your views on the subject…