For many of us, worrying is almost second nature. It’s our go-to emotion, a product born from anxiety or concern. When an issue arises, we find ourselves knee-deep in worry and fear. We start thinking negative thoughts and the next thing we know, we’ve painted ourselves in a corner.
Worrying has never added a single day to our lives. Its never helped us feel stronger or happier. Its only deepened our sorrow and magnified our fears.
So how do we stop this needless cycle of despair? We’ve got a few tools to help you out of angst and in to a place of calm.
1) Ask Yourself Why
The second you start worrying about something, immediately ask yourself WHY you’re lamenting.
Why do I choose to obsess about this? What do I feel I will gain by worrying about what she says or does? How does it serve me?
You will discover that your worry doesn’t help you at all, and that your stream of thoughts is just a story that you’ve learned to tell very well. Confronting those stories with questions will teach you how to change the stories for the better.
2) Trust the Universe
Oh, this is a tough one. But when mastered, it can move mountains.
The world is made up of pure energy. What we think about, we become. What we think about, we bring to us. Therefore, the more we worry and distrust the Universe, the more we become enveloped in fear and mistrust.
TRUST THE UNIVERSE. Trust that it can deliver what you ask for if you’re willing to ask for the things you really want. You don’t want worry. You don’t want pain. You want faith and love and fulfilment. Trust that the Universe is working in your favor and will deliver what you truly want in your heart. Before you know it, the worry will dissipate into the ether.
3) Ask it To Leave
Worry is a close cousin of fear. If you know anything about fear, it’s the polar opposite of love and it’s something we will always experience. But that doesn’t mean we can’t control it.
When you start to worry about lack of money or losing your job, ask the fear to leave. Say something like,
Look, I know you like hanging around with me, but I’m not really a fan of you. I’m going to have to ask you to leave me alone today. I choose to focus on the good things in my life and I just don’t have time for you today.
Any one of these practices, when implemented regularly, can change your perception for the better.
Worry is merely a stream of thoughts triggered by an incident that caused you trauma. Your subconscious things that trauma happened second ago, even if it happened years ago. Train your brain to start thinking positive thoughts. And trust the Universe. It’s a great big world out there and there’s plenty of goodness in it waiting for you.
Joleene Moody is a PositivityGuides writer and Robbins-Madanes interventionist, specializing in offering information that helps readers shift their mindset quickly in order to improve their lives.