- Bills. Death and taxes are far from the only guarantees in life. …
- Money. Money is the cause of and solution to life’s most unnecessary problems. …
- The Past. The beef-witted among us who don’t learn history are doomed to hear it repeated over and over by those who do. …
- Gossips. Gossip is the worst. …
- Haters. …
- Work. …
- Aging. …
Worry About Nothing In Life And You’ll Be Much Happier
Worry is an emotion all of us experience on a daily basis. Why? It’s like humans are programmed to feel worried about anything and everything and perhaps that’s the true secret to feeling happy. What if you could train your mind to not worry about anything at all?
It’s a natural instinct for our brains to immediately picture the worst-case scenario before it has even happened.Experts have done many studies on this and state that your brain is diligent about lingering around situations that haven’t even happened. Usually, these situations are the worst kind too, and create a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety.
Think of your brain as your protector, because in essence, that’s basically what it’s trying to do for you.The problem is that because we have a natural instinct to worry, it allows us to stress over things we shouldn’t.
Sometimes, the worry becomes too strong and turns our thinking into fear which makes us act out differently because we are afraid. In addition, we start to spend far too much time thinking about terrible situations that probably won’t even happen or aren’t nearly as bad as we had imagined inside.That’s why worry is a time-waster. It might keep you preoccupied, but it gets you nowhere.
Worry Creates Unhappy Stress
I want you to all try something new. Instead of spending your time worrying about life, why don’t you focus on the good things and start going with the flow? It isn’t easy to do this, but sometimes when you just let go and allow things to be, life will move and things will start falling into their designated places.
Besides, when you spend too much time worrying, you will start noticing its dangerous effects on your physical, mental and emotional health. The anxiety caused by extreme worry can start clouding your decision-making process by making you do silly things. It increases your stress levels significantly, stops peaceful sleep in its tracks, and eats away .
Why we should not worry about anything?
Why you shouldn’t worry about the future?
The problem with worrying is that it becomes a cycle of self-perpetuating negative thoughts. In a new review, University of Surrey researchers described worry as “a chain of thoughts and images that are affectively negative and relatively uncontrollable.”
So what’s the best way to stop the cycle? We rounded up some research-backed ways:
Set aside a designated “worry time.”
Instead of worrying all day, every day, designate a 30-minute period of time where you can think about your problems.
Penn State researchers found in a 2011 study that a four-step stimulus control program could help seriously stressed people take control of their anxieties, LiveScience reported. Step one: Identify the object of worry. Step two: Come up with a time and place to think about said worry.
Step three: If you catch yourself worrying at a time other than your designated worry time, you must make a point to think of something else. Step four: Use your “worry time” productively by thinking of solutions to the worries.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”
It starts with a nagging thought.
That creates another few thoughts.
And before you know it there is a storm brewing in your mind, making you think irrationally and zapping your mental and physical energy.
Your old friend is back, creating chaos within.
I am no stranger to it either and to the powerful negative effects it can have on life and the happiness in it.