The mind is always creating solutions. For every circumstance it will spin around and throw out possibilities … if it goes this way, we should do this, if it goes that way, we’ll do that. The mind loves solutions so much it will create problems where none exist, just so it can practice.
This scenario keeps us in a state of expectation. We are under assumption that these dreamed of situations will actually occur and with unease we await them. This is the state of suffering. The mind picks away at our happiness, leading us to believe that imagined drama will happen. The mind is so good at this creation that often these circumstances actually become reality!
Awareness goes a long way. It’s like being a detective, always watching the mind, keeping track of what it is doing, what it’s up to. When the spin begins, say, “Uh uh uh ~ No you don’t!” and reel it in. Put an end to that crisis creation, then tell it what it is allowed to create instead. Give it something which is easier on the whole body brain system, more peaceful. It must obey you, for you are the master of this existence.