There are many reasons why you could worry about lots of things. You could worry about your health, your food, your financial well-being, your friends, your relationships, you work, the economy, politics, the environment, and… well, this list is endless.
Just switch on the TV or read a newspaper, and you’ve got a million reasons to worry about stuff in an instant.
But what does worrying do for you?
Does it actually help you to be safer?
Does it protect you from harm? Does it prevent danger?
It does none of that.
The best advice you could get is really: don’t worry too much.
Because worrying tends to focus your mind on things you don’t want. Worrying can paralyze you and turn you into a fearful, meager human being, when in reality you are bright and proud and bold. And you should think, feel and act that way.
There are much better ways to use your imagination than to think about all the things that could go wrong, and how they could go wrong.
You’re equipped with an amazing mind, and it would be a shame to waste it on nothing but negative thoughts and worries.
It’s normal to worry to a certain degree.
And in fact worrying can serve a positive purpose: it can help us to think things through more thoroughly and from different angles. Bu if we engage in too much worrying (and pretty much most people do that, and if you’re reading this, I can almost guarantee that you are worrying too much), then worrying turns into something completely different and just loses it’s positive purpose.
Worrying is like a medicine.
In the right amount, it can be helpful. But too much of it will poison you.
So don’t worry too much.
You see, if you worry about a problem, then you should ask yourself this:
Is there something I can do to solve this problem?
If the answer is yes, then do that, rather than continuously worrying too much about it.
And if the problem can’t be solved, then stop worrying about it, because worrying won’t fix it for sure either, and there’s nothing else you can do about it.
So in that regard, worrying doesn’t make senes at all.
Imagine what your life would like if you had no worries
Close your eyes right now and imagine what it would be like if you had no worries. How would you feel if that heavy feeling was lifted of your shoulders? How would you breathe? How would you stand, walk and talk? How would you think?
You’d have a lot more emotional freedom. And a lot of your mental capacity would be freed up and could be put to use for more meaningful and important things than worries.
Your mind is a great gift – and using it to worry is like using a crance to pick up a pencil. Incredibly wasteful and ineffective.
But we both know that it is not so easy to stop worrying.
Yeah, you might say to yourself: don’t worry too much.
But will your brain follow suit?
Chances are, your worrying has become a habit, almost an addiction.
It’s something that’scontrolled by your subconscious mind. That’s why it’s so hard to stop.