Are you worried that you are due for some bad news? Try to keep busy. Distracting yourself from impending news is the best way to soften whatever blows you think are coming your way. But before you decide to bury yourself in work to avoid negative thoughts, check in with yourself about this issue. What makes you so sure the news will be bad? Offer yourself the chance to believe that the best of all possible outcomes will occur. It’s a very rewarding exercise.