What would your life be like if you didn’t worry?
How much time do you currently waste in worry?
How will you use the extra time you gain once you say goodbye to your inner worrier and hello to Mr Cool Calm and Collected?
Here is a very quick brain re-training tool to help if you are a habitual worrier.
When you notice a feeling of anxiety coming up
1. Take a deep breath in to the count of 4.
2. Now blow your breath out like you are blowing a candle out to the count of 8
3. Repeat this breathing process for a total of 3 times
4. Consciously choose to replace the usual words of your habitual inner worrier with a new thought.
Choose from the following helpful thoughts, affirmations or mantras and add others that you feel would work for you.
I am safe right now!Everything is OK in this moment!Nothing is going wrong right now!Nobody is demanding anything of me right now!and a particular one that I personally used to great effect to help me stop worrying about paying bills when I was living one step away from being homeless.
I am ok right now, no-one is knocking on the door demanding payment, I have food in my belly and a place to sleep.
Say goodbye to your inner worrier and hello to your inner calm with this quick, simple brain re-training tip.
PS: If you are a chronic worrier, lucky you. Here is why – if you choose to be vigilant and do this exercise every single time you feel worry you will change your brain much quicker than someone who worries only occasionally. WHY? Simple…the more you do the exercise the less you will NEED to do the exercise because every single time you do it, you will effectively be weakening your old habitual behaviours/thoughts and creating a new neural pathway with your new more helpful behaviour and thinking.
What do you worry about? I’d love to hear in the comments below so I can offer more useful tips and tools to help you.