As June comes to an end, I’m reminded that half the year is over! How are those resolutions coming along? =)
I was thinking about our worries the other day and I thought, a lot of us can easily get carried away with our everyday worries. Our minds begin to think of one worrying thought, and then it just builds and continues until we are distracted by another thought.
Sometimes we have to just have to stop that traffic in our heads and abruptly say, “STOP!”
Is this even worth worrying that much about?” I know I find myself in that situation and it’s freeing to just be able to slow your thoughts down and say, “This too will pass.” That’s how I get through my worries of the week.
Here are some tips to stop those worrying thoughts:
- Take control of what thoughts you are thinking by placing the actual thoughts that you want in your head.
- Create a thought-reminder such as a small item, a notification on your phone or a sticky note on your desk that brings you back to the present moment that you are in.
- Be more grateful for where you are and what you are doing.
- Inhale deeply and with each exhale, release each worry.
- Meditate and clear you head of the thoughts, even for just 5 minutes.
I particularly like this part in Eckhart Tolle’s book, The Power of Now, it says, “Your mind is an instrument. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. As it is, I would say 80 to 90 percent of most or people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes a serious leakage of vital energy.”
It goes on to say,
“The good news is that you can free yourself from your mind. This is the only true liberation. You can take the first step right now. Pay particular attention to any repetitive thought patterns, those old gramophone records that have been playing in your head perhaps for many years.”
I truly believe that we have to be in control of our thoughts and think further out into the future. If an abrupt event happens and leaves you are shaken, just think that this is only a lesson and that you have the power to bounce back from this event.
Hope all of you have a worry-free week!