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Worry - it's not healthy!
Worry - we all do it. It’s a learned
behavior. It’s socially acceptable. Yet, it is very unhealthy for
We have discussed many times how worry can create
exactly what you are worrying about. This is because when you put
your creative focus on anything, including what you don’t want, it
helps create it.
Let’s go beyond this concept and uncover the
other negative implications of worry - this common habit way of
Worry requires your energy. Energy flows where you’re
focused, and your focus is your choice. When you make a choice, you
also accept the consequences that follow. If you choose to focus
your energy and attention on your worries then you are accepting the
consequences which include drained energy, scattered focus, and
unnecessary stress – outcomes you do not want!
and worry are two different things.
The two most
common types of stress are survival stress and distress.
Survival stress is a necessary element of your individual survival
profile. It is what fuels your fight or flight response that alerts
your body to produce the necessary cortisol and other chemicals
readying you to be able to put up a fight or take flight from ‘real’
danger. This physiological response is meant to be temporary, the
excess hormones return to normal levels once the threat is
neutralized or has passed.
Worry, on the other hand, is a
constant mental distress caused by your persistent nagging attention
on something you do not want. What you worry about can be real –
meaning it is occurring. Most often, however, it is something
imagined – something that has not happened yet. You project an
anticipation of something that may never occur and constantly worry
about it. Or maybe you think something is impending, but once again
it has not happened yet. It is only in your mind that it is
impending or that the worst case scenario is waiting for you.
The worst part is when you worry about things that have not
happened, you can actually bring them forward to the present. Even
if you feel it is helpful to worry, the fastest way to get what you
do not want is to fear it, worry about it, or anticipate what could
occur. Why? Once again you are putting your creative focus on that
which you do not want.
Worry can convert stress into
a chronic condition.
What is dangerous about the
mental preoccupation of worrying is it heightens the conversion of
stress into something internalized. When we internalize stress it
often reappears as a chronic condition.
produces excess cortisol – which has a negative physical impact.
Overtime, these reactions can become an ongoing habit way of being
for your body, mind and emotions – yikes! Issues like hives,
headaches, immune system issues, sleep disorders, memory loss,
unhealthy skin, and more are often symptoms of an overactive stress
Worry, and the stress it creates, build new
challenges for everyday life.
It’s time to take
All of this builds into itself. The stress,
negative physical symptoms, and worry creates it’s own avalanche
that begins with innocuous trickles.
It is up to you to take
charge of your life and your worries. Consider placing it at the top
of your New Year’s Resolution list for your health and wellbeing.
You have the choice to STOP, regain control, and change your habit
It can be a difficult task to overcome worry –
but is possible. Whether you feel like worry is necessary to fulfill
your role as a parent, business owner, or any other title – it isn’t
Choose to become aware of your worry thoughts and
shift them when they arise in the moment into something better for
you and your life.
Example: You worry that you won’t be
accepted. Change that worry immediately to “I am accepted and liked
by others.” Now you are placing your creative force on something you
want! Congratulations. You will see greater results when you focus
your thoughts and intentions on what you want versus placing your
worrying thoughts on what you do not want!
Here are a couple
of more examples: You worry that your teenage son who has started to
drive will have an accident. You don’t want to create that! So shift
it to “I send two angels to be with my son when he drives. He is
safe and protected always and everywhere.” Now, you are contributing
to his success with your creative force!
You worry that you
will not find a job. Stop and shift this thought immediately to, “I
easily locate a job that is a good fit for me. I trust this!” Then
visualize yourself in your new job.
This year I challenge you
to make this the year you master your habit of worrying. Have it in
the forefront of your mind to shift every worry thought that pops up
throughout your day. Practice this by stopping your streaming worry
in the moment or as you are speaking your worries – stop the worry
habit. Then replace that worry with a positive intention/thought for
you to consciously focus on.
Consciously turn your mind
chatter from negative to positive - ending the constant energy drain
and chronic stress production for the benefit of your body and you.
Your body will thank you, and you will enjoy a healthier and more
positive life! Happy New Year and many blessings!
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