According to Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan, authors of the book “Lessons from the Art of Juggling,” worry is a negative visualization. Worrying over things just leads to tension, stress, and exhaustion. Therefore, instead of draining your energy and time worrying, read the following guidelines to help you stay positive and start thinking of far more important and productive things.
Identify The Things That Worry You.
The first step in combating your anxiety is to identify the things or scenarios that worry you. Is it the thought of failing your finals? Or the idea that your partner might be cheating on you? It can be many factors. Writing down the things that bother you will help you see a clear picture or the reasons why they worry you. It will also help you think of possible ways how to counter-attack the anxious feelings.
Share Your Worries.
There is nothing more soothing than the thought being able to share with someone your thoughts and worries. Not that this friend of yours has the solution to your problem; but the simple idea that someone knows how you feel is relieving. After a strenuous day at work, it is cathartic to release the tension you are feeling to your partner. Although you know he can’t do something about the pressure you feel on the presentation you are going to show the next day, simply knowing that he supports and understands you is already enough to ease your anxiety.
Each time you find yourself worrying about future events, remind yourself that you are in control and are capable of handling anything. Above anyone else, you should be the first one to trust yourself. Recall some events in your life when you were able to overcome the things that worried you and realize that if you were able to do it before, then you are certainly capable of doing it again. Bear in mind that “the things that don’t kill you, will make you stronger.”
Keep Yourself Busy.
Usually, the most worrisome thoughts find their way into your head, especially when it is idle. So instead of continually obsessing over something that is not worth your time, try as hard as you can to do something that will keep you busy and away from apprehensions.
More often than not, people tend to miss the present happenings in their life because they are so preoccupied thinking what will happen in the future. Instead of anticipating negative events, make it a practice to think positive thoughts. Always hope for the best. It does wonders! When fear starts crossing your mind, always keep your head high, hold on to that rabbit’s tail, and tell yourself that this, too, will definitely pass.
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