How to stop worrying: Do you constantly worry about anything and everything that takes a toll on your mental and physical health? If this sounds like you, then you may be worried about your life too much. This extreme worry doesn’t just affect your mental health, but it also leave a negative effect on your physical well-being. That’s why here in this article we are going to share some tips to stop yourself from worrying too much.
What makes people worry?
People worry because they feel something bad will happen, so they activate a hypervigilant process of worry and think that if they worry they can stop this bad thing from happening. And all this worry can affect your physical as well as your mental health.
Worriers possibly have irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, tiredness, and aches and pains.
Do you worry too much?
Worrying does not always deserve such a poor rap. Sometimes worry can be a good thing. If there is a real threat then there is a need to be worried about it.
So how much worry is too much?
It depends on the degree to which that unnecessary worry affects you and how much you are suffering and how much it restricts you. If it is causing interference in your life, the good news is there is help.
How to stop worrying:
Make a list of your worries
Identify what you are worried about and make a list of all your worries.
Analyze the list
Look at whether your worry is effective or ineffective. A productive worry is one that you can do something about it right away. On the other hand, an unproductive worry is one that you can’t do anything about. It is more of an accumulation of ‘what ifs,’ over which you have no control and there is no effective action that will lead to a solution.
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Once you have separated your unproductive worries from yourself, it is time to determine what you need to accept to get over them. You may need to accept your limits or it may be a degree of uncertainty that you need to accept.
Make yourself uncomfortable
Worriers feel that they can’t handle discomfort, but if you practice discomfort, you will accomplish a lot more. The purpose is to be able to do what you do not want to do or something that makes you uncomfortable.
Worriers tend to bypass new things and circumstances that make them uncomfortable, such as parties or public speaking engagements. The preemptive worry helps them bypass discomfort, but if you push yourself to do the very things that make you uneasy, you will rely less on worry as a coping strategy.
Remind yourself that it will never be as bad as you think
Anxiety or worry is all about uncertainty. The ‘what ifs’ are always way worse than how you feel when something bad happens. Worriers tend to worry about things that even if they occur, they can handle it. Worriers are good at managing real problems.