Help Break The Worry-Wart Habit

Help Break The Worry-Wart Habit

Are you a worry wart? Do you constantly fret and stew about everything, especially your job or your health?

Worry is one of the big hazards to better health, so most doctors advise ways to get rid of it, if possible. It is bad for both mental health and physical health as well. I am no doctor, but I do have some ideas, especially if you own your own business. Worrying puts you in the worst possible position to find a way to a solution.

Worrying will never get you where you want to go. It won’t help find a right solution for the problem. Worrying won’t help you to prepare if the worst comes, but it can create or even enhance the problem. FACT: Worry will create negative energy.

Worry is considered to be the sewer of the unknown. Don’t lower yourself to it, but rather expect the best and trust that all is for the good. Positive feelings always overshadow worries. Focus yourself to helping others.

Activity helps and that is one of the pieces of advice given. Get out and do something. Take a walk, sweep and mop the floor, wash the car, go and treat yourself to a soda or something outside of the house. Make a visual and environment change, a constructive change. Concentrate on the opposite of the subject you are worrying about. Think of all the good possibilities. Make a list of all the benefits available.

There is a lot to be said about what you eat. You need a balanced diet – get the emphasis, NEED! My doctor says this is about the biggest mental and physical health thing you can do. Today, most foods have labels of what the content of the food really is.

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There are many more examples of a worrier.

A� The health worrier,

A� the student that has the fear of failure,

A� the driver that worries about being in an accident,

A� the victim of a bully

A� The health worrier constantly goes in for the medical check-up, just to see if there is anything wrong.

A� etc.

We have identified a few of the worriers, but now let us discuss the why!

A� The food,

A� The environment we live in,

A� Job performance – stable or dead-end,

A� is the job hazardous,

A� the skills needed,

A� the student that feels they don’t have the mental capacity to digest the material given

A� etc.

Looking at this a bit different, if you worry about something, maybe you can catch the error, or the failure before it happens or if things are going well, there must be something you either missed or omitted.

Worry Too Much?

Be literal to justify worry. If you are out for a walk and come face-to-face with a vicious dog, yes, there is something to worry about. The difference is this type of worry is very seldom and the time element is very short.

So, are we worrying too much?

It depends on what it is and why!

A� Worried about the health of a loved one, get the facts and face it literally.

A� Your job – ask for a short meeting with the boss.

A� Find something else.

A� Your school grades – talk with the teachers – extra credit?

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A� Real or imagined?

A� Etc.

1. Make a list and identify each one, important ones first.

2. Analyze your list and determine if it is “productive” or “unproductive”, real or imagined

a. Put the list in order, productive first, then unproductive. Be specific.

i. Productive is something you can do something to correct it immediately.

ii. Unproductive you have no control anyhow, i.e. rough flying weather. Be honest, is there actually something you can do to calm the weather?

Good Luck,

Roy Curtis