Worry is something that plagues all of us from time to time. It starts with a nagging thought and before you know it, you have a storm brewing in your mind that makes you irrationally zip from one worst case scenario to the next.
Some of us struggle with worry, more than others.
If you are no stranger to the powerful effects of these manifesting thoughts, these simple habits could change your life.
1. Most of which you worry about, has not actually happened.
Winston Churchill once said, "When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."
This quote really resonates with worriers. Worries are often monsters you build in your own mind.
Ask yourself, how many of the things you feared in your life have actually happened?
This should put you at ease, and help you stay calm.
2. Avoid getting lost in vague fears.
When your fears lack clarity, it's easy to get lost in exaggerated worries and worst case scenarios.
Find clarity in these tense situations by asking yourself honestly and realistically, what is the worst that could happen?
The worst that could realistically happen is usually not as scary as what your mind can come up with when it's running around with vague fears.
3. Don't try to guess what's on someone's mind.
I bet you don't like when someone is trying to read your mind. Don't assume someone else's either. Often you can end up exaggerating into an even worst case in your mind which doesn't help anyone.
Instead actually ask what you want to know.
You may be surprised at the positive effects this openness has your relationship and how much happier you will feel.
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