All of worry us from time to time.
Let’s face it, in the modern world there an awful lot to worry about!
So, what can you do about it?
You have an intelligent mind, it’s a mind that allows you to imagine, dream, and hope.
It’s also a mind that worries and anticipates negative outcomes.
You mind is never still, not even when you’re snoring!
All of this is quite normal, if there is such a thing.
However, some people are habitual worriers, deep worriers.
In many instances worry and its cousins manifests itself in the inability to turn off that nagging voice, the internal dialogue that has no “off” switch.
Of course, because it’s all in the head there’s no escaping it.
It’s far from a simple subject, perhaps because there are so many different types of worry and anxiety. It includes stress disorders, panic attacks and phobias.
Living with problems like these is tough.
Research has shown that there is often a trigger that begins the trauma and it deeply affects a sufferer emotionally.
Once a memory is involved it becomes much easier to repeat the worry over and over again.
The memory and the emotion won’t let go.
Trying to resist doesn’t work.
What can be done?
There’s medicine, of course.
But what else?
How can we just let go of the worry?
Perhaps, it’s worthwhile looking at what happens in the mind when a mistake of some order is made.
Initially we get a feeling that something is wrong, then we feel anxious about it before correcting the mistake and moving on.
There’s a clue right there.
In the next part I would like to offer a thought on what can be done when it’s not possible to just move on.
Remember you have many faces, many skills, many talents, and some wonderful attributes.
You also have choice.
Perhaps you can choose to look at worries from more than one perspective and re-label the experience. More on this later.