The ‘worrying’ habit and how to deal with it
“Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.”
One of the the most destructive habit loop that people get trapped in is worrying. We worry about every single thing. We worry about our work, our relationships, our future, our past, the argument that we could have won, etc. etc. and the list goes on and on. All this drains us of energy, fills us with negativity and leaves us restless.
So, in this article I’m sharing some tips that will help you deal with this habit effectively.
- Focus on the ‘NOW’. Worries are a result of over-thinking. When we spend too much of your energy and time imagining the future or reliving the past then that often leads to a lot of worries.
- What to do?
Focus on the ‘now’. There is a tomorrow to care of all other things. For the times, your mind starts all the over-thinking, just shout ‘stop’ in your mind. This will help you to stop all the unnecessary over-thinking. And would stop the worrying there and then.
- Ask yourself : how many of the things I feared would happen, actually happened? Oftentimes, we imagine things going downhill and start worrying about it. But that things went absolutely well and that worry we did, was all in vain! Most things you fear will happen never happen. They are just monsters in your own mind. And if they happen then they will most often not be as painful or bad as you expected. Worrying is most often just a waste of time.
- What to do?
Always, always remind yourself of this thing. Whatever you are imagining, positive or negative, isn’t really going to happen. So stop worrying and live in the moment.
- Refocus your mind. Instead of thinking and worrying, refocus your mind to what can be done in the present. If you are stuck in a situation that is adding to your worry, then instead of worrying about its possibility, focus on handling that situation. Think of ways to successfully come out of the situation. This will help you to constructively use your energy in the right places. This will shift your focus from worrying unnecessarily to brainstorming and making things work. What can be better than this? 😉
These are some tips that have helped me fight my habit of over-thinking. I hope it does good to you too!
Keep calm! 😉