Maybe worrying and preparing for the worst doesn’t sound so terrible to you. You may even think it’s prudent, if not smart. And I wouldn’t disagree as long as you don’t get caught up in a compulsive, unrelenting loop of worry.
If there’s one thing certain about worrying, worry begets worry. You should know that worrying isn’t innocently involved with wanting to batten down the hatches and prepare for a potential storm, oftentimes, it’s more of a primitive, child-like need to escape life’s challenges altogether, No, No, No!
When, because of insecurity and lack of self-trust, you feel you can’t handle some aspect of life, then worry becomes an attempt to figure out how dodge the bullet. Saying this differently, worry is often an attempt to somehow—if not magically—find a way to figure out how to feel less vulnerable.