How to stop worrying?

How to stop worrying

Everyone worries.

Few of us realize, though, worrying excessively can actually make you physically ill.

Here are 4 ways to stop worrying:

1. Do this when you’re confused

When you’re confused, you worry. So try to get the facts about your worries and solve the problem by following these three steps:

  1. Get the facts about why you’re worried
  2. Analyze those facts
  3. Make a decision about what to do, and do it

Don’t stop for a moment to hesitate, to reconsider.

Even the slightest doubt can lead to a chain reaction of doubts, unraveling all the analysis and work you’ve already put into addressing your worries.

Once you’ve chosen a course of action, stick to it. Otherwise you will find yourself back at square one.

2. Live only in the present

Yesterday is dead and tomorrow is unborn, so do not worry about them. Instead, focus only on what you can do today.

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One way to limit your attention to the the present day is to follow this rule – whatever happened in the past or might happen in the future must not intrude upon today.

Of course,

You can and should still plan and prepare for the future, but there’s often little use in worrying about it.

The best kind of preparation for the future is to do the very best that you can in the present moment.  

3. Ask yourself – What’s the worst thing that could happen?

If you’re worried about something, first ask yourself:

“What’s the worst thing that could happen?”

  • Define the absolute worst-case scenario. Probably, it is not catastrophic.
  • Accept this worst-case scenario. Assume for a moment that the worst is what will happen.
  • Finally, start working towards improving on that worst case scenario.

4. Put in a stop-loss order on your worry

The next time you experience an unpleasant event, like having an argument with a friend, use the stop-loss strategy.

Allow yourself to think about the event over for a certain period of time, like a few hours, but then, if you’re still unable to solve it, simply walk away from it.

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It is not worth dwelling for longer than that.

Key Takeaway:

Worrying can be detrimental to your physical and mental health, therefore you should find ways to deal with your worries.

Here are 4 ways to stop worrying:

1. Do this when you’re confused

2. Live only in the present

3. Ask yourself – What’s the worst thing that could happen?

4. Put in a stop-loss order on your worry

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