4 POWERFUL WAYS TO STOP WORRYING AND START CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Do you worry? We all do. But when it starts to control your life and you start losing grip on your thoughts, then it starts to become an issue. Here are 4 easy ways that will help you to stop worrying too much.
We all face worry and anxiety and if you’re a worrier, chances are the most important people in your life have suggested, pleaded, or even demanded that you stop worrying.
As much as they mean to be helpful, they really don’t understand what to do when you’re too worried and anxious. And, the truth is that most of us who are prone to worry don’t instinctively know what to do about it either.
But, we do want to know how to stop worrying and how to calm anxiety so we can take back control.
It’s common to believe that the way to curb worries is simply to catch anxious thoughts when they appear and then choose to just stop thinking them.
We need to learn how to deal with anxiety and keep our worries at manageable and actionable levels.
Here are 5 steps to take to calm your worry and anxiety so you can take back control of your life.
1. Recognize your worry
Understanding when and how your worry is happening is the first step to being able to harness it for productive action.
2. Identify what your feelings are really about
Being able to hear what your feelings are really signaling takes practice and sometimes support from a therapist.
Yet, once you can reliably interpret the message your worry is giving you, you’ll immediately feel less at its mercy and have a clearer sense of what’s most important to you.
3. Sort through your worry
Identifying what you want and what to do to get there.
You are ready to sort through the messages your feelings are signaling and identify the actions that can solve it.
4. Determine what action you’ll take
This step varies tremendously by individual and while determining worry’s message is different for everyone, so is identifying smart action. The trick is to focus on solutions that will best solve the drivers of your worry.
Abiding on Gods WORD. Is the most powerful purpose in helping us achieve our goals. It does this by making sure we stay focused on the things that matter, helping us prioritize, and reminding us when we are off track.