How to Stop Worrying

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Stop worrying and start living? Easier said than done. Are you too occupied with worrying about something or the other? Is it becoming difficult for you to enjoy your day or the simple moments of your life due to excessive worry?

If this is the case, it’s time to overcome your habit of worrying and enjoy your life. This article discusses ways to stop worrying.

What is worry?

Worry is a feeling that comes into your mind but grips your body too. It is a sense of unease and fear about some unknown happenings in future. It is suffocating and nauseating physically, and most of us get a horrible feeling every moment of the day. It robs us of the happiness and contentment that we should get from our life.

Causes of worry

For most people, worrying has become a habit and it starts automatically without letting them control it consciously. Some common reasons to worry can be:

  • Feelings of uncertainty about the future.
  • A habit that keeps your mind occupied until you see something concrete occurring in future.
  • The main reason to worry is not being able to take a concrete action.

People who worry a lot, dream of a fearful future having negative projections.

Complications caused by worrying

Before jumping in to the tips to stop worrying, lets understand some of the effects of worrying:

  1. Excessive worrying causes stress and occupies your time and efforts that would have been better spent in some creative and constructive work.
  2. Obsessive worrying causes a variety of mental diseases including nervous disorders, constipation and heart problems.
  3. Sleeplessness is another serious complication caused by worrying. People affected by obsessive worry start thinking about something to keep their mind occupied the moment they hit the bed and their mind is regularly stimulated which results in lack of sleep.
  4. Lack of concentration is yet another effect that is seen in people living with worry. If you are worrying about something, it is impossible for you to concentrate on your work at hand and you will under-perform.

How to stop worrying

You can surely get rid of this nuisance of worrying, but you need to use your willpower. Without deep resolve, you cannot overcome this habit. Here a few simple tips that can help you “stop worrying” and live a worry-free life.

1. Generate a positive attitude

It is your negative attitude that gives rise to negative thoughts and hence, worries. You need to inculcate a positive attitude. Keep in mind that “All is Well” and worrying about anything that you cannot control will be of no use.

2. Do not obsess about the future

Worrying is related to future happenings, but the important thing is to understand that future cannot be predicted, so, there is no point in worrying. You cannot control the future and your job is to make plans to take actions and leave the rest to the destiny. Stop worrying about the future.

3. Enjoy the moment

The moment is what you have in hand, so live that moment. If you look back at your life and the worries you had, you will see there was no reality in those worrying thoughts. The only thing you can control is the present moment; enjoy it and see how beautiful your life is.

4. Life is not controlled by your mind

Most of us think that our mind is controlling our life, but that is a myth.

In fact, life goes on by itself, like the hands of a clock, and it gives us resources to tackle the situation when it arises.

Conclusion – Stop worrying

You have no control over the future or destiny, so stop worrying about things you cannot do anything about. Instead, make plans for concrete actions according to your goals and enjoy a happy and fruitful life.


About the Author

Vandana Singhal writes extensively on science, technology, health, and travel. Vandana has a degree in science and is artistic in nature.

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