Anticipatory stress is the worst stress. It’s generally more harmful to our health than the actual event we stress over. It keeps us from sleeping. We’re not present with our family, friends, or colleagues. Our mind is stuck in an endless loop of re-runs that deny us of peace.
Dig into the issue and identify the root cause. Confront it as soon as you can. Address the issue, not the person. Do it now.
After you confront it you can move forward without all the extra emotional baggage. Most of the time the issue will be a tempest in a teapot.