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How to Stop Worrying and Just Get on With Life

Updated on March 20, 2014

Stop Worrying

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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.

Facebook Depression

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!

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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 strengths and weaknesses 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.
  • 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.

Worry is a choice, so choose to take action and through practice the worrying will eventually stop and you will be in control again.

"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

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hey thanks, Highvoltagewriter! Cool name, by the way.

      Yep, facebook depression eh, what ever next...twitter depression or even worse ...hubpages depression! haha

      Take care.

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great hub, I voted it up...Facebook depression? What the hay??

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hello, Sparkster.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Have a great day! :)

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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Indeed worrying about things actually makes them more difficult to deal with. Good hub.

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hey CWanamaker, thanks for your comment.

      Yeah, what is the world coming to when facebook depression is added to the list of things to be drepressed about!!

      It is tough to hold worry at bay, I agree with that one but I also think worry achieves nothing, it doesn't help you to get motivated to take action, in fact it does quite the opposite most of the time.

      Worry tends to stifle the desire we would otherwise have to do something about the problem, in my experience and from the literature I have read in the past.

      That knowledge still doesn't make it any easier to escape worry though, in most cases.

      Take care and thanks for dropping by! :)

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hello, Alur.

      I know there are all kinds of worry and sometimes it is difficult to get away from, so what I have said in the above article doesn't apply to every case.

      I hope that things improve for you, moneywise and that you are able to stay on top of the worry that gets you down.

      Take care. Peace. :)

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      ALUR 5 years ago from USA

      Worry is part of my innate build. I don't like it but as a single Mom of three, it's a part of life esp as debt creeps up. I hope to take one day at a time and enjoy the color and promise of a new day: it's a dance of moving forward:)

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      CWanamaker 5 years ago from Arizona

      Facebook Depression? Wow, what a sad world we live in. That's a new one for me. It's tough not to worry about certain things like money and the future. However if people take a step back they will realize that it is foolish to worry about things that they cannot control. Issues that cause worry need to be planned for and tackled head-on rather than avoided. As you have said, time wasting activities exacerbate the problem because life's problems will still be there when you turn the Angry Birds off.