- Mental Health
How to Stop Worrying and Just Get on With Life
How to Stop Worrying
Worrying tends to take up a lot of our time in the current day and age and understandably so, as with the progression of our species, i.e., the rapid advancement of technology and society, we have a wealth of new and debilitating issues to worry about that cause depression, health problems and just general misery.
Unbelievably, there is even a new form of depression which has been coined ... Facebook Depression! As if we didn't already have enough to worry about, the ever-increasing pressure on people to be popular and accepted by the social-media masses is only aggravating the problem further.
Unnecessary Activities Cause an Increase in Worrying
Maybe we are just overloading our lives with an unnecessarily huge amount of distractions and trivial pursuits that only serve to bring us short-term happiness at most. Rather than get to know ourselves and develop our lives so that we may grow and blossom into the person we always dreamed, perhaps most of us are making more effort to paint a false picture of who we are in order to please each other and fit in.
Where does This Lead
Predictably, this worldwide obsession with time-wasting activities and social-flocking will only lead to more worry situations. It is incredibly obvious and is basic common sense, yet I see people everyday complaining about how they are fed up with life and their limited opportunities and bleak future but doing nothing about it. When you start doing something to make your life wonderful and purposeful you'll stop worrying and your life will improve exponentially.
Stop Worrying and be Happy!
Steps to Take to Prevent Worrying Situations
- Get to know yourself better: The biggest issue is not that we are faced with more problems these days, it is that we are surrounded by and partaking of so many distractions that when confronted with a problem we are overwhelmed, hence the worrying. Take some time out once in a while to "just" be with you and get to know who you are, your desires, your needs, your etc. Stop spending so much time ignoring you and start getting to know just who you are. In knowing yourself, you are much more able to analyse and overcome problems when they arise and so you WILL stop worrying, in time and with practice. strengths and weaknesses
- Stop wasting time: This is such an obvious issue yet we seem determined to lower the quality of our lives or at least stay mediocre, by spending too much time on trivial pursuits like: T.V, Facebook, games and constant reading and checking of news and gossip online or offline. These activities spawn worry and prevent you from getting things done that might improve your life. For your own sake, stop taking part in these wasteful activities at least some of the time.
Stop worrying thoughts as they manifest: When you find that a worry thought has appeared and is intent on ruining your day, stop it, and focus on something else. Science has proven that it is not possible to concentrate on more than one thought at a time so i'm surprised that more people don't use this technique. Don't allow that chain of worry thoughts to begin, cut it off immediately and do this: 1. Immediately go and do something to alleviate the problem the worry has spawned from, no matter how small. Taking action will empower you and improve your attitude over time. 2. Concentrate on something else, an object in the room, a person there with you or a better thought.
"Nothing is possible if you think it is impossible. Nothing is impossible if you think it is possible. Think positive and work hard, and ANYTHING is possible." - Thomas J. Vilord