To dread something is to anticipate it with great apprehension or fear. This can be my default if I’m not careful. No wonder I feel less joyful sometimes. Anticipation is not a bad. It can be great if it is something you are looking forward to. Even then though, for an anxious person or a planner, dread can creep in. The concern with this is that dread can rob you of your joy long before the event or thing even happens. So, what can you do?