Worrying, as what people would tell you, is a pointless act that can cause more stress and panic on your part. When you worry, you think negatively about things that may happen and you end up scaring yourself when really, there might be nothing to worry about. Worrying is the opposite of being positive.
We have heard it all. “Do not worry”, “there’s nothing to worry about”, “stay positive”, and many other ways to keep the mind positive. However, sometimes it is easier said than done, depending on the situation. Oftentimes, we worry when we are not in control of a situation and we think that the ones in control may not be good enough. Regardless of the scenario, worrying really does less good. So if you are the worrier type of person or you find yourself worrying over specific situations, here are 5 things you can do not to stop worrying and become happier.
1. Give yourself some time and write down your worries
Worrying only starts in yourself, therefore it is only right that you also start not to worry and think positive within yourself. It may take time or a few efforts on your end but the end result will be positive. First thing to do is to think logically about the situation or predicament. List down the things you are worried about. Writing down your worries will give you a sense of release from these worries when you think that you have let them out on paper. Find out more more on how having a journal can help you find peace and put your thoughts in perspective.
2. Recognize all possibilities but expect success
When you have started writing down your worries it helps to control stress and anxiety. The next thing to do is to make a list down and recognize all possibilities and outcome of a situation. This includes realistic results, may it be good or bad. Yes, it may be paradoxical and you may think that this can trigger more worries, but on the other hand, it will give you a realistic view on things. Capitalize on the positive outcomes and results that you can expect from the given situation. This way, you can see both negative and positive possible outcomes that can keep you balanced. Remember, the key is to list down realistic outcomes.
3. Accept the worst
In some cases, things may turn to the negative and you may feel like your worries were right all along. Don’t let this discourage your inner strength and make you negative on all situations. When something does not go the positive way, the best thing to do is to accept it and make the best of the situation. Expect and accept the worst without the need to be negative within yourself and in every situation. Accepting the worst only means you prepare for any negative outcome and have a plan B ready to keep things going smoothly and move on with your life.
4. Be creative
Be creative about your situation. Don’t get boxed-in in one situation and solution. When you find yourself in a situation, it is up to you to decide the outcome. You can choose to be creative and look at the predicament in a positive way. You can be creative in formulating the solution. You can be creative in thinking up plan B and plan C when the first plan does not work. Thinking of solutions and being prepared is a lot helpful than worrying. Plus, being creative also diverts your attention from negativity and worrying.
5. Exercise and meditation
Exercise and meditation have always been effective tools in keeping the body fit and the mind sound. When you exercise and meditate, you discipline your body and mind on what to focus on. Try this routine when you think you are starting to worry about things or situations again. You will not only avoid worrying, but you will also find inner peace.
Worrying can even affect your health. If you are worrying about your health, then you can start taking steps by updating your Healthcare and Health Insurance for your security as well. If your are not living a healthy lifestyle then its time to start. Eat healthy, take time take care of yourself, and maybe see a medical provider to eliminate any health problems.
You know what they say – if the problem is solvable, why worry; and if the problem does not have a solution, then why worry? It all comes down to how you act and react on a situation. There’s really a simple solution to it, and that is to think positively.