Thursday, December 13, 2012

Why Worrying is Wasteful

Many people tend to make a habit of worrying.  Some "Nervous Nellies" seldom realize how deep in the worry cycle they are.  Although I occasionally find myself worrying about the outcome of situations, I try to nip it in the bud fairly quickly.  I recognize the anxious feeling and the tightness in my chest and cloudy thinking process.  It doesn't feel good to me.  My solution is simple:  I take a series of deep, belly breaths and I visit my mind to take a look around my thoughts.  I'm a very visual person so I imagine myself as a visitor in my own mind to explore what is causing me concern. 

This technique works because I'm redirecting my thoughts inward to finding a solution instead of constantly feeding my worries.  The mere action of disconnecting from my disorganized thought process provides immediate relief because I'm able to slow down and think about what's going on versus being caught up in the problem.

Organizing our thought process is very similar to organizing our home.  If you live among clutter and disorganization, it's difficult progressing with personal goals.  Although progress is possible, the lag can hinder us from constant progress.  This is why it's important that we learn to control our thoughts.  Doing so allows us to feel more in control of our lives.  It's the perception of progress that enable us to move forward.  We feel more confident of our next step because we decided to move past the problem. 

If you find yourself worrying about things, be honest with yourself and find out what is causing the anxiety.  Are you worrying about something that you can't control?  Are you missing answers needed to move forward with something?  If you seek answers, then go find them!  If the answers aren't available, then decide to place that on the back burner until a later time.  Keep a calendar, start a journal, meditate, give yourself permission to decompress.  Each day is a new opportunity to start fresh.  Upgrade from yesterday's shortcomings and decide to make better choices for tomorrow.  After all, right now is really the only moment that matters because what you do right now determines what will happen tomorrow.  So stop wasting time and energy worrying about things and instead decide on a plan that will attract future success. More Self Improvement Tips