People go to self-destruction in different ways. One of them is excessive worrying. Someone is too much going through for relatives or careers, while creating negative scenarios in their heads. Worrying turns into a worm that sharpens you like a Dutch cheese and energy remains less and less.
How to learn to deal quickly with restless thoughts and not let them in your head? Let’s consider some tricks.
Concentrate on the current moment. Be “Here” and “Now”
An overly developed imagination and thoughts about what the situation may bring about in the future give rise to the greatest emotions and worries. If you are obsessed with this and constantly come up with negative scenarios for the development of the situation, it will not lead to anything good. Even worse, if you recall some similar negative situation from the past and project it onto current events.
If you spend too much time and energy imagining the future in such a negative way or constantly torment yourself with heavy memories of the past, this further weakens your nervous system.
Want to worry less – concentrate on the current moment! To do this, use the following tips:
1. Think about today. At the beginning of the day or the moment when the alarms begin to cloud your mind, sit down for a moment, stop. Breathe. Substantially narrow the focus. Do not look forward, as you will see the goals that need to be achieved and begin to experience even more. Just focus on the current day. Nothing more. Tomorrow will not go anywhere.
2. Talk about what you are doing right now. For example: “Now I’m brushing my teeth.” Going back to the past and the future is very easy. And this phrase will quickly return you to the present moment.
Ask yourself, how many times have your negative predictions for the future failed to materialize?
A lot of things that you fear will never happen to you. These are just monsters that live in your head. And even if something of your fears really happens, most likely it will not be as bad as you pictured yourself. Worrying is often a waste of time.
Of course, it’s easier said than done. But if you ask yourself how much of what you experienced happened in your life in fact, then you will definitely let go.
Refocus with a strong concern about how you can affect the current situation
To get out of the state of worrying, think about what you can do to change the situation for the better and begin to change it.
There are only two options for the development of the situation:
1. Either you are not able to influence it and, in this case, there is no sense to exhaust yourself with worrying.
2. Or you can influence it and, then, you need to stop worrying and start acting.