How to Stop Worry and Start Making Yourself Happy

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Stop Worry!

Got worry? This is synonymous with asking: “Are you human?”

Yes, we worry. We worry if we are good enough, smart enough, cool enough, healthy enough….When we care about something, we worry about something happening to it. When we feel happy, we worry about something bad happening. After crisis, we worry that we can’t handle it or that we’ll never see the light again.

Worry, worry, worry.

You 1 anxiety 0 bookWhen you are worrying you are focused on what might happen that is not in your control. (If you don’t trust yourself, even your actions are out of your control, so this increases your worry.)

Feeling out of control can really take a lot of you attention and really begin stress or even freak you out. It’s time to stop worrying.

This is what incessant worry is taking your attention from: The most important thing that YOU DO control in your life: You have control over how you respond to whatever happens to you. 100% of control over that actually. And what’s the best is that this response informs how content and at peace you are in your life more than what happens to you.

Worry focuses on what you can’t control; action focuses on what you can

  • What do you take from what happened?
  • What does it mean to you?
  • What are you going to do about it?
  • What do you think about yourself? 
  • What will you do for the people around you? 

Focus on what you can do, and stop attending to what you can’t.

Watch this video to see what I mean…

How to Stop Worry and Start Making Yourself Happy

 

Focus on your power and you will feel peace.

Know that it wasn’t okay if someone did something hurtful. Watch this video to help let that go. Practice feeling your feelings, validate yourself, and release anything you’ve been holding on to, one at a time.

And, then, focus on what you can do right now, how you can think and all of the power you have to make your life the way you want to live it!

You deserve it!

What are you going to focus on today?

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2 Comments

Mari

I came across a great article on 9/30/16 on NY Times, thought I’d share…
Teaching teenagers to Cope with Social Stress. Students reported increased confidence after completing an exercise to instill a basic message to manage tension – People can change. 🙂

Jodi Aman

Isn’t that incredible. I wish we all knew how changeable we are! x


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