Worry keeps us up late at night. It’s what prevents us from doing things we might enjoy, whether it’s going on a first date or taking a spontaneous road trip. People who worry create worst-possible scenarios in their head, thereby focusing on the future and failing to live in the present. Worry can make even innocent sounds, like a car pulling up in our driveway, sound terrifying. Worse than anything, worry is super draining. It exhausts us.
But worry is just a state. It’s a behaviour and a habit that can be changed. None of us are born worried, but we become worried thanks to our experiences and perceptions of reality. Just like positive people purposely fill their heads with positive things, anxious people fill their heads with negative things. Replacing worries and fears with dreams and hopes isn’t easy, but it is possible. So let’s take a look at how to stop worrying and start living.
Identify What You Are Worried About
The first step you should take to erasing your worries is to make a neat list of all your worries. You might think that only one or two things are bothering you, but once you start writing things down, you’ll realise that there are actually many things that are preventing you from living your life.
Perhaps you have worries about your health that are stopping you from enjoying yourself, or maybe you are anxious about your looks. Whatever your worries are, write them all down so that you are better able to see and identify them.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE