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A simple idea to help you stop worrying.
I meet many women who are stuck in what we call in coaching “worry loops”. Where the mind becomes fixated on all the negative what IF’s within a situation. And one worry thought leads to another and another!
Once you’re in a worry loop it can be hard to take yourself off the worry train. But here are 4 reasons why I believe worrying is pointless:
1. Worrying doesn’t change the outcome
If you think about it, have you ever altered the course of an event by spending all that energy worrying? Probably not. So why do we waste so much precious energy on it?
2. It robs you of the present moment
Life’s most beautiful moments are happening right now. When you worry you miss out on “being present” and all the fun, connection and beauty that’s around you.
3. Worrying zaps your confidence and inner peace
It’s like carrying a massive problem sack with you everywhere you go. It holds you back and keeps you from showing up as your best self.
4. Worrying is a MASSIVE trigger for ANXIETY!
What IF’s and worst-case scenarios type thoughts are a red flag for the mind to trigger anxiety alarm in the body and send out the troops to fight the “perceived danger”.
Insert >> sleepless nights, mental and physical exhaustion, MORE racing thoughts and all those annoying anxiety symptoms.
It's super important for me to share that you can stop the worry train.
It's possible, perhaps this week if worry is at the forefront of your mind you can start here:
Step 1 - Become aware of when your mind is drifting to worry.
Step 2 - Take a breath and remind yourself that this train of thought is essentially pointless, you cannot control all the “what IF’s” and this thinking will lead to anxiety.
Step 3 - Let it go, not every detail has to be decided today. Practice bringing your mind back to the present moment.
It's crucial to remember that worrying drains your precious energy and robs you of the beauty of the present moment! What's more important? By recognizing the pointlessness of worrying, you can be more proactive about your anxiety.
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