“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” – Abraham/Hicks
Even when you know this is true, it’s sometimes difficult to stop worrying isn’t it? The mind just seems to want think about every possible negative scenario.
Some people seem to breeze through life and never worry about anything, and others worry about every little detail. Worriers also tend to believe that they cannot change. I often hear “That’s just who I am, I can’t change it.” But you can change it, and if you want to stop creating things you don’t want it’s important that you do.
Although I wouldn’t say I was a chronic worrier, I certainly used to worry a lot more than I do now. I have also worked with several people who worried a lot and thought they couldn’t change, but they have.
It seems counter-intuitive, I know, to think that relaxing and letting go of a difficult situation will resolve it more effectively than worrying about it, but it’s true. But how do you do that? Here are a few ideas and suggestions that work for me and those I work with:
- Write it out – sometimes just writing about it can stop your mind from churning. Putting all your concerns down on paper can also bring clarity. You can identify what you’re really afraid of and that can help you to let it go.
- Talk it through – often, it can really help to just talk things through with somebody who will listen and not judge. They may try to offer helpful suggestions though, so if you don’t want them to do that, let them know ahead of time that you just want them to listen. It’s surprising how often things become clearer and less stressful when you talk them through with someone.
- Use this Louise Hay Affirmation - Out of this situation only good will come, for the highest good of everyone. I am safe. I find this really helps to calm the mind and body down and take away a lot of the constant thinking.
- Find things to be grateful for - When your mind is focused only on what’s not working, shifting your focus onto what’s going well and what you appreciate can make all the difference.
- Breathe – put your attention on your breathing. Slow it down and really focus on the breath as you breathe in and out. Feel it in your body. Do this several times during the day and it will help you feel calmer.
Action Step: Whenever you are particularly worried about something apply these suggestions. As you find this starts to work you’ll be able to let go of worrying a little bit at a time.
Let this Unstoppable Affirmation support you on your journey:
I release the need to worry. Life supports me and I am safe.