Put Worry in its Place


I've been realizing I have let worry take over my mind a bit lately. I've been worrying about students, upcoming exhibitions, being productive enough, or recent times when I've messed up or hurt someone.

I've been allowing my worry to influence my life and rob me of sleep. I've been reading into it a bit and practicing a few of these things the past few weeks and they are helping.

Do What's in Your Power.
If you're worried about something coming up, do what you can for it. Once you have done what you can, acknowledge all that you have done, all the good in your life. Practicing gratitude instead of worry makes new connections in your brain and you (we) will slowly become a more positive, happy person (people).

Leave the Rest Behind.
I need to stop worrying about the past. When things occur or I am embarrassed, when I really goof up, there is nothing I can do about it. I can apologize and try to make it right if that is appropriate, but otherwise it's in the past. We can't turn back time. So, There is no point in giving those negative thoughts room in my mind any longer.

For things in the furture...We (myself included) need to be okay with having things that are not in our control.

Write It Down
Give yourself 10-20 minutes to worry and let it be constructive. Worrying can be good, it often saves us from bad things that could happen, but we shouldn't give ourselves too much time to worry.  Wait on your worry, until it is a good time to write it down or talk about it. Don't give worry too much space in your brain.

Imagine Things Turning out Well
-Rather than dwelling on everything that could go wrong. Why not imagine all the things going right. Imagine how happy you will be when things turn out wonderfully.

I'm going to continue practicing these things...I hope they are helpful to you too.

What kind of things do you do to keep a positive attitude and diminish worry?

Thanks for reading lovelies.


1 comment

  1. Well said, Anna! I especially like the part about not giving negative thoughts "room in my mind." Your words are a lovely reminder. Thank you.


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