Humans can think of things that might go wrong constantly and make up scenarios that probably won’t even occur. This negative thinking and constant worry regarding the future put us under immense pressure to deal with the situation. During such times, it is nearly impossible to make a decision and stick to it since we might lose hope and motivation. To tackle this situation, instilling constant hope within ourselves and letting this same hope be our guiding force is crucial and vital to step out of the rut and coping with the anxious feelings.
We have designed the Hope helps Cope worksheet for you with the intention of helping you deal with your anxiety feelings related to the future and overcome them with the help of a challenging thought. The activity asks you to list the things you worry about and then write down the positive alternatives to the ‘what could go wrong’ scenario instead of the negative ones by challenging your own thoughts. Once you begin saying the positive alternative aloud by challenging yourself, you will be able to automatically instill hope to deal with the anxiety.
It should be noted that this worksheet is only meant to understand more about your mental wellbeing in general and not a formal diagnosis of any disorder. While solving this worksheet, you might get triggered by some feelings and responses. We recommend you talk to your therapist about these feelings and inform them about the results of this activity for them to get better into your situation.
Our team of experts and professionals hopes this worksheet helps you challenge your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones, instilling hope to better cope with anxious situations.