“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” ― Mark Twain
Worrying is harmful to us, it serves absolutely no purpose.
Have you ever looked at yourself as a pessimist – probably not. Nobody wants to think of themselves as the “glass half full” kind of person. However, we have all worried at one time or another.
Worry is a pessimistic characteristic. Thinking about “all the bad things that could possibly happen” is extremely pessimistic.
If you’ve read “The Law of Attraction Article” we posted, you’d know that we get “that which we focus upon.”If you are worried about all the things that could possibly go wrong in your life or concerning a situation, you will inadvertently do something (or not do something) which will cause “things to go wrong.”
Instead of worrying about all the negative possibilities, we should be focusing on how awesome everything is going to turn out in our lives and how excited we are to be part of the experience.
Excitement and worry take the same amount of energy – only one feels better than the other (no need to explain which one feels better).
Worrying is choice.
How powerful is worrying
Well, let us think about where worrying comes from – OUR THOUGHTS….OUR MINDS.
How powerful is our mind? Powerful enough to induce the following symptoms associated with worrying:
• Inability to concentrate
• Muscle aches
• Muscle tension
• Difficulty swallowing
• Dry mouth
• Fast heartbeat
• Nervous energy
• Rapid breathing
• Shortness of breath
• Trembling and twitching
You know how awful it is, because at one time or another -you’ve done it (we all have, don’t feel bad)
Worry has been the case of many of our problems, but has never been the cause of any solutions. You can agree with that – can’t you?
• Suppression of the immune system
• Heart attack
• Digestive disorders
• Muscle tension
• Short-term memory loss
• Premature coronary artery disease
How to stop worrying (or try)
• Exercise and Eating healthy
• Getting plenty of sleep
• Acknowledging your worries and then letting them go
• Thinking positively
• Write down all the things you are worried about and then list the “worst possible outcomes” of these worries on a sheet of paper.
• Then, rate on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least likely to happen and 10 the most) how likely they are to happen.
• After you have ranked your worries, write down how ridiculous it is to be worried about these things (unless they are a 10 on your list) If they are a 10 on your list, they are not worries…they are concerns.
There is a difference between being concerned and worrying. Concerns can be acted upon – we can attempt to lessen the impact or prevent our concerns.
List all the ways you can thwart a concern of yours from becoming a reality down – and proceed to act on them.
“It is important to know that we are not in control of the things that happen in our lives, we are only in control of how we react.”
Worry is reacting prior to it happening – “ain’t nobody got time for that.”
Worry is a wasted emotion:
• If you can solve a problem that may arise, why worry about it?
• If you can’t solve a problem that may arise, why worry about it?
If you have a serous problem worrying all the time, it can be bad for your health. If none of the above recommended remedies help you eliminate the worry from your life:
• Consider talking to your doctor about your worries
• Your worries are the only thing you should be worried about.
Do you have something that is keeping you up at night? Please share it with us in the comment section below!
Author: Philip Isaac
Philip Isaac is the founder of Electrified Mind. He is determined to reach the highest level of personal development as humanly possible by interacting with other world leaders through the Electrified Mind Podcast and absorbing all the knowledge they have to offer (you should join him). His overwhelming desire to make other people feel how he feels about life, drives him.