“When you begin to worry, go find something to do. Get busy being a blessing to someone; do something fruitful.
Talking about your problem or sitting alone, thinking about it, does no good; it serves only to make you miserable. Above all else, remember that worrying is totally useless.
Worrying will not solve your problem.” – Joyce Meyer
Worry is something we do in hopes to solve or prevent a problem. Some people worry more than others, and some people don’t worry at all.
If you are like me then you have done your fair share of worrying. I had times when I would worry about almost everything, like it was some how under my control.
Worry creates anxiety and eventually panic attacks in people which is a feeling of terror that no one wants to experience.
I would soon realize that worry was a big waste of my time. I began researching and implementing various ways of worry management.
In the beginning I would set aside twenty to thirty minutes in the evening to allow myself to worry. This worked because my mind knew that sometime in the evening it would have free reign to worry itself silly.
After a while I got bored with this strategy, and decided to rid myself of worry once and for all. My new way to deal with worry was to set up an action plan.
How do I stop worrying Action Plan
I turned worry into problem solving. Worry is the mind’s way of dealing with potential future problems, but worry is done by having fear at its base.
This is the reason worrying is also stressful to the body.
Worry is another form of fear.
What I do now is set aside thirty minutes an evening to problem solve.
Problem solving is a much more empowering feeling than worry.
Many problems come up during your day, and it is not always practical to stop what you are doing and solve them. What I do is write things down that I can deal with later on a yellow legal pad.
Then in the evening I can focus on the problems, and come up with creative solutions.
If a worry pops into your head, start by asking yourself whether the problem is something you can actually solve. The following questions can help:
- Is the problem something you’re currently facing, rather than an imaginary what-if?
- If the problem is an imaginary what-if, how likely is it to happen? Is your concern realistic?
- Can you do something about the problem or prepare for it, or is it out of your control?
I’m a big proponent of action even in this time of law of attraction, where you can simply think about what you want and have it manifest.
Being an Aries, I love to take action first, and then think about what I am doing second.
Worry is a bad habit that you can learn to let go of. More than likely one of your parents were big worriers and you are copying this unproductive behavior.
I never let worry get the best of me, I nipped that problem in the bud years ago and so can you.
Bashar’s Action Plan
- Your beliefs determine the reality that you perceive. Your beliefs determine your perception of reality.
- You then immediately, automatically, (and usually unconsciously) interpret your perception of reality. That is, you (arbitrarily) assign, project, and “superimpose” an interpretation onto your perception of reality.
- You then emotionally react to your interpretation of that reality.
- You then have thoughts about this reality.
- Then, based on your emotions and thoughts, you take action.