Dec
06

How to let go of worry

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“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened? – Winston Churchill

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.? – Arthur Somers Roche

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.? – Leo Buscaglia

“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.? – Maya Angelou

I have a few friends and clients that are deep into the worry cycle. It is comfortable to worry. And it seems like you are actually doing something, even when you are just making yourself miserable. I want to tell everyone there is a better way than worry.

Lifehacker has an excellent post on how to deal with worry.

A few things to add to their list:

- Concentrate on what you have, not on what you don’t have.

- I know when you get stuck in fear and worry, it seems like everything is impossible. And there are no solutions. We can waste precious time and energy worrying. But unless you are planning or problem solving all that thinking just makes you live a bad moment one more time then you need to. Which is a real bummer when it doesn’t even come to pass.

- Since you are using your imagination thinking the worst, use your imagination to shrink that image and let it blow away in the wind

- Instead of obsessing over what might happen, ask yourself what you would do if that did happen. Come up with some solutions. You will feel more confident and able to handle anything.

- Ask yourself if worrying is helping your situation

- Breathe, listen to music, journal, pray, call a positive friend

- Watch how you talk to yourself, turn your negative self talk into postitive, confident talk – even if you don’t fully feel that way yet

- Tell your thoughts to stop when they start obsessively worrying

- If you tend to worry a lot, stay away from the news and negative or violent TV/movies

What are ways you deal with worry?

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Comments

  1. Michuael says:

    I believe we attract what we constantly think about. Thoughts become things!

    Instead of thinking about ‘worry’ stuff… we should think of happiness, abundance etc or what we want to attract into our life..

    recently, I found this that’s really cool ‘The Secret’.

    “Everything that comes into our life comes through the law of attraction”

    You know, understanding the law of attraction and we can start attracting good things, health, and people, into our lives… or bad!!

    I am beginning to endeavour onto a journey of attracting all these good things we deserve in life…

    It has helped me.
    And I wish the same for you…

    attach a link for the FREE Report for you to download –
    http://developirresistibleattraction.com/att-acc.pdf

  2. Beth Dargis says:

    Hi Michuael,

    Thanks for the resource :)

  3. Michuael says:

    Hi Beth,
    U R welcome..

  4. mark says:

    Hello

    I have a lot of worry in life and hopely in time my worries and problems will go away.

    I hope the same for everyone.

  5. john says:

    Hi,

    I have worried about many things as well in my life, but once you let go of those worries life is a whole lot easier. I don’t stress about other peoples problems because those people are accountable for their own happiness as I am …

    You just have to trust yourself, let go and life will be amazing.

    Some awesome books that have helped me are The Key by joe vitale, The Secret, Success Principles by Jack canfield are to name a few … and anything by esther and Jerry Hicks inspires me …

    One Tip … Just say everyday to the universe I LOVE YOU and appreciate everything it has to offer and life will be so wonderful.

    Join me at http://www.universalincome.ca

    Thanks

    John

  6. nikky44 says:

    I love that you mentioned staying away from the news :)
    That is mainly what i do. Living in a war zone, listening to the news is useless. It relates past events that we can’t change, and can’t predict a future that we worry about, so let’s live in the Now!

  7. mahesh says:

    i am feeling much more confident after reading the secret

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