Don’t worries have this incredible way of swelling up and consuming your mind space?
For a long time, I thought that’s how things go. It was part of life. Thank goodness I was wrong. With a reliable, step-by-step method, you can overcome worries in a better way. Your time is freed up to focus on solutions.
It takes mindfulness to stop the normal cycle. You’ve got to notice that you’re spending an inordinate amount of time and attention on your worries.
That’s what a pro does. She notices what’s not working and does something different.
I know the uncertainty of what’s to come can be uncomfortable. However, without uncertainty, life wouldn’t be creative. And I know you love creativity.
It helps me to move toward them in two ways: 1) as they arise and 2) proactively at the beginning of each day. It doesn’t matter where I’m at. When worries knock, I know it’s time to listen closely.
Try these easy steps for yourself and take back control of your time.
3 Easy Steps to Overcome Worries
1. Name Each of Your Worries
Call each one out. Say out loud. “Hi – worry about staffing that project. I see you. How can I help you?” For your own peace of mind, stop letting worries sit in the dark. They’re like gremlins and multiply under those conditions. Bring them into the light. It takes away their power. Plus, naming them to other people zaps even more energy out of them.
2. Set an Appointment with Your Worries
This worry is an entity in itself. It deserves respect. It’s telling you to pay attention to something. Pretend it’s like a team member or a friend that’s approached you about an issue they’re facing. Make an appointment to address it. The timing depends on the urgency. Book it into your calendar with its proper name. Now, you’ve got the time blocked to understand what’s going on and to find a solution. You can learn more about this process in this post here.
3. Talk to Your Worries
This is so simple and effective I can hardly believe it. Engage in a conversation. Ask that worry what’s its positive intention is for you. When you know what it is, see how can you work together to get to the same result in a more constructive way. For example, you’ve not started work on a big project. The worry arose to tell you to make the time for it. Now, you can focus your attention on doing the project not fearing it. Personal tip: A walking meeting can be helpful.
These 3 easy steps help you shift to a correct use of your imagination. Getting bold with your worries, calling them out, relating to them will easily help you overcome them with love.
Take 2 minutes right now to practice. Name one worry and book a slot in your calendar to talk with it. Please share in the comments how you felt taking control of your worry while lovingly respecting it. This sharing will help us all.
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