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Recognize that in most situations, all you can control is your effort and your attitude.
When you put your energy into the things you can control, you'll be much more effective.
You can influence people and circumstances, but you can't force things to go your way:
Think about what you could do when failure happens.
Usually, the worst-case scenario isn't as tragic as you might envision. Acknowledging that you can handle the worst-case scenario can help you put your energy into more productive exercises.
You have to make time to manage your stress so you can operate more efficiently.
Exercising, eating healthy, and getting plenty of sleep are just a few key things you need to do to take care of yourself. Also, eliminate unhealthy coping skills, like drinking too much or complaining to other people.
Develop a few healthy mantras that will keep you mentally strong. Those sayings will help you combat self-doubt, catastrophic predictions, and endless rumination.
Examples: "Make it happen" or "I hope I do OK today."
Overthinking can become such a habit that you don't even recognize when you're doing it. Practice paying attention.
When you're overthinking past or future events, acknowledge that your thoughts aren't productive. Thinking is only helpful when it leads to positive action.
Narcissists lack empathy, so telling the truth does not matter to them. They may not even realize they are lying most of the time, because they are not aware of it.
Don't make an excuse for somebody that lies to you. You don't have to take the blame.
Focus on problem solving, such as doing a crossword puzzle, bookkeeping, responding to business emails, or other such emotionally neutral activity.