Why do we worry? There must be some good reasons for why we do. Worrying stops us from doing something we should be doing. We don’t feel motivated to do it because of the worry.
Worrying is an excellent way of putting off a task when we do not feel energized. It’s the same as avoiding risks associated with action and change.
If we worry enough, we can avoid doing anything that will lead to growth. So many things can stop us from growing – this is a common theme in all we do.
You aren’t caring and responsible when you worry. I would argue that it shows the exact opposite. We’re just trying to defend our behavior.
It can help us to justify bad habits. We worry about dying or tough work. That becomes our excuse to smoke or drink.
We worry about our weight and get depressed about it. Then guilt sinks in and we eat more.
Dangers of Worry
Worry can keep us from starting any action. It gives us the chance to evade any criticism from others. Click here to get a more in-depth explanation.
Worry keeps us safe from the scrutiny of others. It also leads to disease and adverse physical effects like ulcers and heart attacks.
We get sympathy and attention from others at times. The attention helps us feel justified in our worries.
We need to stop the effect that worry has on our lives. Self-loathing and depression are not aspiring qualities. Replace them with better qualities.
The process of Relieving Worries
Think of life as finite precious. Find things to do when you start to worry. Time will fly, and you will probably have a great time. Go and spend time with your loved ones. If you do not want to worry, you need to ask yourself what worrying has done for you.
Don’t worry about your children’s future. Focus on what you can teach them about ethical values and habits. Trust that they will follow your example. Worrying is not a good habit for anyone. If you do, your children will likely follow that example as well!
Structure your time better. Set a brief time each day for worry. Allow yourself to think about it for that time then immediately push it aside.
Don’t worry when you’re about going to bed. Choose a time during the day and stick to that schedule – force yourself to worry only during the time set aside for it.
Reduce the time you spend worrying every week. Soon you will find that you don’t need to worry at all.
Identification and Removal
List all the things you worry about and then list the ones where you acted instead. Try to emulate your emotions by taking away the issues you worry about. You will see how ridiculous your worries are.
Do you find yourself worrying about your appearance? Dress as badly as you can and go to a store. Did anyone make a fuss? Try to remember that you are more critical of yourself in 90 percent of the things you do than other people.
You can also try to change your behavior completely. You don’t always need to be in complete control. Change your perception of being prepared. Live a little!
I hope you will find, like me, that letting go of worry removes a huge burden. Some physical symptoms of discomfort may disappear as well. Check out Einstein Success Code Review for more techniques on success.