We all worry from time to time. Worrying is a completely natural response to life’s challenges and trials, however when we worry too much it can have a detrimental effect on our; health relationships, family, and jobs. Worrying, 9 times out of 10, is wasted imagination. So why do we worry in the first place? When it comes to worrying we tend to think about two key things; what could happen, what might happen? rather than spending our time in the NOW. Ultimately all that will ever be in this lifetime is here, this moment, the NOW. If we spend our life and thoughts in the future how can we ever enjoy the present?
The key question to worrying and finding ways to help with is to find out where it came from in the first place. This mainly boils down to how we choice to think and how we view the certain situation, obstacle or circumstance in front of us. HOW WE CHOSE TO THINK, CHANGES EVERYTHING. Worrying never accomplished or achieved anything. The main things we worry about are out of our control and we can’t do anything to change the outcome, so why worry about it?
HERE ARE 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU WORRY LESS IN 5 STEPS
Step 1 – Take Corrective Measures
Write down the things causing you to worry the most. Then make sensible steps to correct or amend these worrisome issues. You will be astounded how documenting your worries and understanding that you are seeking solutions could assist you to feel good. Planning is the key. Analyse each item on your list and break it down into controllable steps.
Step 2 – What is The Worst Case scenario?
Take a more realistic, logical approach and know the worst possible result of your case and then ask yourself, how possible is this to really occur? Doing so will assist you in having a fresh viewpoint on the current situation.
Step 3 – The Thought Stopping Method
The thought stopping method is an easy process of utilising the stop command every time you see worrisome thoughts in your mind. Basically, you just utilise the command stop over and over again to better shut out the negative and self-destructive thoughts. The key with the thought stopping method is consistency. You have to make it routine so you subconsciously avoid worrisome thoughts before they happen or surface.
Step 4 – Keep Your Mind Busy
You will find that you fret most if you have time on your hands. Once you keep yourself busy as well as mentally stimulated then you are largely minimising the possibilities of being taken by worry.
Step 5 – Reach Out To Friends, Colleagues or Family Members
Getting things off your mind and chest can really help with worry and anxiety. Getting a third-party perspective can also assist you in exploring new probable solutions. You will be surprised at how many people will want to help you.