In a sense, when you jump to conclusions, you tend to predict events in a certain way. We all do this and, thus, we all have a “predictometer”: a thinking pattern that tends to interpret events in certain ways. As you’ve learned, the problem isn’t that you have a predictometer, but that it often doesn’t predict accurately. In other words, when you have excessive anxiety or an anxiety disorder, you have a predictometer that’s a little out of whack. The two exercises that follow will reset your predictometer to help you predict events more accurately.