Worry is a feeling of unease or extreme concern about a problem or solution where your mind goes on an overdrive, focusing on what may happen regardless of how likely it may be to happen. Worry is caused by a nagging, persistent thought which circles in our mind. The act of worry is a habitual and obsessive behavior and one which should be given up. It exacerbates aches and pains, increases your vulnerability to infections and stress, causes distractions, interferes with your sleep and stops you from performing essential tasks. It serves no purpose other than being a bad habit.
How to stop worrying?
Using the appropriate control, you can overcome the act of worrying. Never give it a chance to conquer you, instead of giving in to worrisome thoughts, intervene before it has access to controlling your mind and becomes a habit. Worrisome thoughts which crosses your mind serves as a warning sign. The signs may be alerting you of anxiety. In this case, the proper course of action is to examine the worrisome thoughts and opt a solution that prevents you from worry.
What is the solution?
Most persons feel worried about their day to day lives, when worry becomes perennial it becomes an anxiety disorder. If you are diagnosed with one, you’ll likely need treatment. Treatment typically consists of psychotherapy and medication.
While drugs don’t cure anxiety, they can help you manage your symptoms so you can function well and feel better in your day-to-day life. Many types of medications are available. Because each person is different, you and your doctor may have to try several remedies to find the right one for you.
- Go for a trip
When on a trip, you are free from stress and are able to see things in a new light. You feel very relaxed by seeing new surroundings and gain an understanding of how other parts of the world function.
- Keep yourself busy
To solve the problem of getting worried, forget about your problems and find something you love doing to entertain yourself, keep your mind active, give yourself a challenge, be productive and communicate with people around you. Pursue your hobby, continue reading books, write articles and poems. You can as well go for a vacation with your family.
- Compare your present worry with another worry which you have experienced earlier
Comparing a current worry to another experienced earlier makes you examine your concerns. Even if the past is much better than the present worry or the present better than the past, it helps in controlling your worries. When I decided to quit my last job to pursue my desire of becoming a full-time writer, I worried a lot. I worried about things like “what if I can’t foot my bills?” and “what if I fail?”. I always freaked out, but as things turned out, the panacea to my worrisome thoughts was not as difficult as I expected. Many people worry about all sorts of things; money, work, health, relationships and so on. The truth is some concerns are worth it, whereas others are not necessary.
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