Everybody worries sometimes. Right now, you’ve probably even got a few worries on your mind. You might be thinking about a relationship or a situation at work causing trouble. Maybe you’re worried about your health or whether or not you’re going to have enough money to pay the bills at the end of the month. Whatever the case, worry happens whether we intend it to or not. It becomes a problem when anxiousness starts to take over your life.
So, what is the goal? Is stopping worrying enough to put you on an even keel, or are you hoping for something…more? What if, instead of worrying, you could become excited, then use this excitement to get more done?
Let’s look at seven ways to achieve this:
Be Here Now
Worry has a way of trapping you anywhere but here. Either you’re worried about something that happened long ago or fretting about something still to come. Neither is going to get you anywhere. To stop worrying, you need to focus on the present. What interests you right now?
Realize This Gets You Nowhere Fast
Worrying stops you cold. Most procrastination is caused by worrying. With this in mind, why are you wasting your time and energy worrying? Sometimes just recognizing what a waste worry is will be enough to derail it altogether, especially when you have better places to be.
Throw Yourself into Something Interesting
Worry needs your attention to survive. Get busy doing something engaging to your mind, and you’ll forget all about worrying.
Rewrite the Script
If you’re seeing everything blow up around you, you may try focusing on the perceived disaster. Ask yourself how you could do things to handle the situation were it to happen. Once you have it, practice the scenario in your mind. Picture yourself handling matters.
Are you worried about something you need to do later? Having a dress rehearsal in your head will make things go smoother and eliminate worry.
Challenge your worry. Dig in and get to the roots until you understand your fear intimately. Ask yourself where the negativity came from. Peel back the layers until you get into the heart of the matter.
Try a New Path
In the end, worry can become very attached to the familiar. Challenge yourself. Find a different way to do things. Explore where this path takes you.
The main point in all of these is to enjoy the journey. It is where you find the excitement and enthusiasm which leads to getting things done. The rest is all momentum and many brand-new accomplishments just waiting to happen.
Until Next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.