7 Ways to Help Conquer Worries
Not all of us are able to set our worries aside. If you are one of those individuals who can put your worries on the back burner, my hat is off to you, as this is something I have to work on all the time.
My worries, which I often bring on myself are mostly related to my job. I find that at times I need a little more Inspiration to move past these worries and the stress they can bring.
- Visualize a good day in detail each morning. Each night, review at least 5 successes and be grateful (good or bad) for what your day brought to you and what you learned. "Worriers tend to remember their failures rather than their successes."
- Make a list of your worries and allow yourself a short period each day to stress. This stress period seams to happen for me when my head first hits the pillow. So I let it happen for a few minutes but chase it away with gratitudes for my day.
- Focus on the world around you. Notice the sights. sounds and smells. Connecting with nature, family, friends or your pet can be a real nerve soother.
- Act as if. Even when you feel bad, choose to imagine the best and act as if you feel good or that you already have a solution to what is worrying you.
- Do a reality check. Is what you're worried about likely to happen? Probably not, so get out of your head and involved in the moment. To meditate or just sit quietly is a great way to calm yourself and change your mindset. As I sit quietly I will often practice breathing through my nose a positive word and breath out a negative one.
- Keep your body healthy. Get enough sleep, eat healthier and exercise regularly. A long walk can do wonders for your health, body and mind.
- Be your own coach. Fill your mind with encouraging thoughts. Magnify the positive, minimize the negative and remind yourself you can handle even the worst situation. I used to bring home job worries all the time, I find that these tips often work for me as I tell myself; "I'm only one person, I cannot solve or be responsible for everyone's problem, I'm doing the best that I can and it will get done when it gets done."
Barrie Davenport states in her book Peace of Mindfulness that "Mindfulness practices help us become less emotionally reactive and respond to stressful situations in calmer, healthier ways."
I welcome any questions, sharing or comments you may have.
By Danielle Manibog
“Worry is a futile thing; it's somewhat like a rocking chair. Although it keeps you occupied,
it doesn't get you anywhere.”~ Unknown
"It's all about the small things in life 'tidbits' that make us who we are"
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