How to Stop Worrying
We often feel overwhelmed with all the things that we have to do, but doing is different from worrying. Worrying is when we think about the future but doing is an activity.
If we really try to do something we will find that worrying is one of the barriers that stop us from doing something. Worrying doesn’t help us do anything.
Worrying is a common and unhealthy habit. There are many things you may worry about. You may worry if you –
have a lot of work to do.
feel you can’t do it.
think that something bad will happen.
feel that you are not good at something.
feel that someone is angry with you.
have a lot of bills to pay.
are worried about someone.
feel that you are not important.
think that you have not done something right.
If you think of worry as something that arises and then is brought on by something, then that is how I will define worrying. If you think of worry as a way of reacting to the future, then that is how I will define worrying.
The first way that worries affects us is that we worry because we think about the future. We worry about the future because we are uncertain about the future. That leads to a lack of confidence in ourselves. We have low self-esteem because of worrying.
The first point is to be aware of when worry arises. Worry can be identified when it shows up. We can also be aware of when we are caught up in worry. One of the best ways to be aware of when we are caught up in worry is to be aware of our feelings.
The next point is to look on the bright side. Worrying about the future does not necessarily mean that the future is actually going to happen. We are not really sure that it will happen, but we tend to be more worried than we would be if we didn’t have that worry.
The next point is to talk to people that you trust. Talking to people is a good way of stopping worrying because it helps you to realize that you are not alone in the things that you are worried about.
The next point is to tell yourself that you will cope with you present circumstances. It is a good idea to try to think of some things that you can do to get out of the situation that you are in.
The next point is to think about the things that you love. It is a good thing to think about the things that you love because these things will help you to forget about the things that you are worried about.
Here’s an useful video on How to stop worrying about things you can’t control and stop worrying about the future.
When you find yourself worrying about something, STOP doing that — and then do something about it. I have found that as soon as I find myself worrying, I feel immediately better — and can then stop immediately and choose to do something about it. Then, I will feel better — because I have made a conscious decision to stop worrying and to do something to resolve the problem. I find this works best if I make myself do something that I enjoy.
The way to stop worrying is to do what you’re worried about. If you want to stop worrying about your job, you have to get a job. If you want to stop worrying about the future, you have to start planning for it. If you want to stop worrying about other people, you have to begin caring for them.
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