Our main worry is the fear of the unknown. We worry about the future, and what will happen to us, our family and friends, our financial state, the state of the world, and just about anything and everything. Worrying keeps us thinking about how to solve our problems. Thinking about all the things that could go wrong doesn’t make life any easier. Focusing on worst-case scenarios won’t keep bad things from happening. It will only keep you from enjoying the good things you have in the present. When you don’t try to control the anxious thoughts that pop up, they soon pass. It’s only when you engage your worries that you panic.
Talk about your worries. Seek out the people you trust, and take what they say seriously. It will help you see the situation for what it really is. Just venting for a few minutes can make a big difference and after a while you may start to wonder what you were so worried about in the first place. Friends have the ability of talking you out of your anxieties, and also of enabling you to laugh at them and yourself. Then try to slow down. You can become more aware of what is happening all around you in the present moment if you take the time to look at the whole picture.
When you try to take the weight of the world on your shoulders, you get tasked with more and more work. You try and fix everything, but usually that isn’t possible. Try to focus on what you can control. Managing all aspects of life is impossible. Everything isn’t your responsibility. Decide which responsibilities you need to carry. Throw off the stuff you do not need. Put one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. Relax and give yourself time to do what you want and do things that will calm you down, and stop the worrying. Then take the time to appreciate that which makes you smile.
We at www.secretserendipity.com feel that smiling can make us feel better, and help us reduce our worries, even if just for a brief time. We know we are all amazing. It’s time to stop overthinking and just enjoy living.
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened” ~ Winston S. Churchill