Are you a person who needs no special reason to get worried? Do you feel pressurized to smile and feel relaxed? If yes, then you are a victim of chronic worrying. Worries are the pests that make your life rotten from inside. They are basically the result of an overactive mind, which may or may not have a reason for their existence. Every worry has a solution, but the problem with those who are prone to chronic worrying is that the worry dominates their mind to such an extent that they grow blind to the solutions. Worries spoil their relations and come in the way of a happy life. In other words, chronic worry is harmful both to the physical and the mental health and you need to bring it in control at the earliest. We bring you some helpful tips on how to end chronic worrying, in the lines below.
How To Stop Chronic Worrying
- Find out the cause of your worries. Make a list of the main things that make you worried.
- Make a deep analysis of your listed worries. Find out if they are productive or unproductive in nature. Productive worries are the one that have a sensible reason behind it. For example, if someone at home is sick, you will be naturally worried and that is productive.
- In case of productive worries, do whatever is possible from your end to solve them. Once you have done your part, relax and enjoy the day.
- On the other hand, if you start assuming things and have no solid basis for the tension, then it is an unproductive worry. For instance, thinking that a sick person at home might get a deadly disease, when he is suffering from just a minor cold, is an unproductive worry.
- The unproductive worries have no base and hence there is no point in considering them and losing one’s sleep over them. Once you have found unproductive worries, take them off your life. This may not be easy in the first instance. But, you will be able to do it gradually.
- Be bold to accept the uncertainties. Realize that the uncertainties exist and do not let them trouble your mind. Understand the fact that future is unpredictable and that it is beyond anyone’s control. So, whatever comes has to be faced. Leave it to be taken care of, when it happens.
- Worried people often have a need of urgency. Since worries chase them everywhere, they are in a hurry to resolve things, so that they can have some peace of mind. Try to curtail your anxiety and focus on improving the present conditions of life. Curb the pressure within you to get the answer to a disturbing question right now. Instead, take a deep breath and indulge in your hobbies and divert your mind.
- Repeat your fears to yourself and you will see them losing power. You will lose interest in those fears and find them sliding away from you soon.
- Cry out loud when you are extremely worried. Show emotions like anger, crying, etc when you are worried. This will help activate the amygdale part of your brain, which is associated with emotions. You can release your worry to a great extent by letting go these emotions.
- Bring in some intentional discomforts to your life. Worries spring up from the fear of facing discomfort. When you confront them, you will become acquainted with living in these discomforts. This will make your worries fly away.
- Sometimes, you cannot fight the problem yourself. In such cases, do not hesitate to talk about your fears to someone close. He/she will be able to help you find out the root of such fears and help you dispel them. Many times, talk therapy and cognitive behavior therapy help a lot to de-stress oneself.
- Be cool and develop an optimistic approach towards life. As Don Herold said, “If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones”.