Recognizing dread

When we are dreading something, it means it’s time for a change.

It doesn’t always mean the change has to be huge. It can be that you’ve been on a roll and haven’t take enough time to think. It can be that you’re falling behind and just need to catch your breath. It can be that you’re putting yourself in situations that aren’t good, or don’t fit you as a person.

Sometimes we feel trapped by the feeling, and as a result, behave poorly in response. We don’t talk it out with someone a spouse, a boss, a coworker, a friend, etc. and we keep going along the wheel with a looming sense that something needs to change, but not quite sure what it is.

The most important part is not to bury it and keep going on. It only grows. Keep in mind, dread isn’t a perfect synonym with fear. Dread is caused by anticipation, so the thing that’s bothering you isn’t even there, you are just anticipating it being so. Changing your situation to where you no longer anticipate something bad is the key to removing it. Figure out what that the key to that is, and you’ll know the change you need to make.