How to End Constant Worrying

worrying-and-tomorrows-peaceDo you ever suffer with constant worrying? When you go over something in your head that is bothering you and just can’t make it stop?

Today we’ll talk about how to stop worrying. How to get out of that state and replace it with something positive and productive. 🙂

You should know that recently I found myself in this worrying state and it does nothing but make me feel bad. And when I get into a habit of worrying, it can then go right into anxiety. Once that takes over this can be a set up for a really tough day.

With my new full time position at work- a new transition- this is what I’ve been going through lately. A lot of self doubt and worry.

After a few days of feeling bad because of being riddled with worry, I decided I had to do something about it. I can’t just be worrying all the time and expect to be productive and happy. I needed to break this cycle…

So imagine my joy when the answers I sought were literally right on my computer. It is in my wonderful 60 Second Panic Solution program. To those of you who don’t use this program, I’ll share some of what I learned. To those of you who do use the program, I’ll show you where this section is, so you can access the video whenever you need…

But first let’s start by looking at the definition of Worry:

To give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.

So in essence, when we worry, we are allowing ourselves to be anxious- the very thing we don’t want!

Worrying robs us of today and the present moment, which is all we ever really have. It takes away the joy of living. When we are in a worry state, we are contracted and inwardly focused. We know it feels bad, and yet… we keep doing it. Because it has an energy that takes on a life of its own. Like an animal devouring its tail.

It’s really important to realize that when we worry, we are doing ourselves a massive disservice. Thoughts are energy.  Worry is a low frequency feeling, and it does nothing to help yourself. In essence, when you worry, you are sending yourself negative energy.

What we need is Positive energy to help us deal with our challenging situation.

And Now Let’s Stop Worrying, With a Simple, Practical Solution… 🙂

This is a very effective way to stop worrying. It helped me right away.

First – instead of picturing what you don’t want to happen, I want you instead to picture in your mind what you do want to happen.

So for example, if you are worried about an illness, I want you to picture what you do want- a picture of yourself totally healthy and happy.

Picture yourself in your mind’s eye- what do you see, hear, touch, smell- as you are totally healthy and happy? See yourself as you really want to be. Really take a few moments and immerse yourself in this scene. Feel how good it feels to be the exact opposite of what you were worrying about.

Now Smile to yourself and then anchor this wonderful feeling. Anchor by squeezing your thumb and index finger together, or squeeze your earlobe.

Now with this anchor, you can access this positive emotion whenever you want. The next time you find yourself in a worry state, just activate your anchor (squeeze your fingers together or earlobe) and call up the image of yourself in your happy, healthy state.

60 Second Panic Solution members, the video is right here:

I watched that video 3 times in a row a few days ago, when I was feeling real bad. And let me tell you I have been feeling well ever since. I am now taking positive action – by using my anchor and picturing myself well and happy and successful- instead of just worrying and ruminating and going into that dark place.

That first day, I had to use my anchor and call up my healthy happy picture again and again. I could feel the energy shift right away from dark to light. Once I was doing something positive for myself, I felt happier and calmer inside.

Such a joy to have the ability to get into a better place. And to keep going there 🙂

Please if you are struggling with worrying, I hope you will give this simple technique a try and give yourself the relief you so deserve,

I wish you peace,

Jill G.

The 60 Second Panic Solution Program had been life-changing for me. If you suffer with anxiety, panic, depression and worry, you really can feel better too. Learn more here.728x90a

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3 Responses to How to End Constant Worrying

  1. Kelly says:

    Hi Jill,
    today was one of those days when I went back through your posts to get some relief. I wanted to run something past you though. Today I avoided a panic attack by the skin of my teeth. I got overheated and for whatever reason, that can trigger me. But I immediately stopped it and was fine. The thing I am having trouble with is the way I feel afterward. I expected to feel like crap and anxious the rest of the day, but I didn’t. HOWEVER, the fact that I didn’t feel bad was strange to me, and has made me anxious 😛 That probably sounds ridiculous. We so look forward to the time when we don’t have anxiety but once you get used to it, not having it is just as unsettling. I was just wondering if this has ever happened to you? Do you ever make yourself anxious because you don’t react the way your normal panicky mind would?

  2. Sidney says:

    My boyfriend of 3 years is on 2 depressive meds:
    Prozac and zimbalta. He also takes Ativan for anxiety.
    Today he ran out of Ativan yesterday and can’t get his refill for another week. He was very distant with me today and Seemed irritated. Said he felt like he was crashing and felt icky And wanted to be alone. When I left there was no hug, no kiss Goodbye. Only saying ..please be careful going home.
    Shd I take this personal? He obviously didn’t feel well
    But I am a little hurt at the way we said goodnight as we always hug and kiss. I am trying to understand this and not take it personally but need to know if this is normal behavior for someone who is struggling with anxiety and depression
    Issues. Is it because he has no anxiety med? Please let me know. It’s hard not to take this personal.

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