Worrying is a normal part of being human. We all do it.
It’s really hard to stop worrying altogether. Worry is a mechanism that our brains have learned in order to keep us safe.
But instead of trying NOT to worry, did you ever try to schedule in your time for WORRYING?
Sounds a bit bizarre right? Think of it this way - rather than worrying and feeling anxious throughout the day, you make a note somewhere of your worries and then you schedule a specific time each day when you work through your worried thoughts.
Here's how to get started.
1. Check-in with yourself
How did you sleep? What is the quality of your thoughts this morning? Is there something on your mind that you can't shake off?
2. Schedule your Worry Time for the same time every day
Next, try scheduling a few minutes at the same time each day for those thoughts to be allowed to exist in their entirety.
3. During your Worry Time, worry as hard as you can.
Try scheduling a small window of time within your day where you can fully invest in worrying. In those few minutes, you can worry as hard as you can. But once worry time is up, take a deep deep breath and let it go.
4. Think about what you’ll do after your Worry Time has finished and make it a ritual
Set an alarm so you don’t go over your time. Make sure to stop at the end of the time you’ve scheduled.
Easier said than done, for sure, but every single one of the smallest steps will eventually get you where you want to go.
You are strong. You can do this.
Another powerful tool to let go of your thoughts, feelings, and everything causing you to worry is by talking to a trusted friend or professional.
At Wellnite, we have therapists and mental health coaches who can lend an ear and help you through whatever it is you are worried about. Click the link below to get started.
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