It’s natural to worry about certain things. Issues surrounding children, jobs, relationships and so forth can all cause your anxiety levels to rise. Here’s some food for thought: researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that 85 percent of what people worry about never comes to pass. In the meantime, you worry to the point of feeling ill. It’s time to stop. Here are six ways to leave your worries behind.
Constant worrying causes all kinds of clutter to fly around in your head. Meditation can help you gain clarity and allow you to see the woods for the trees, so to speak. You may find silencing your thoughts difficult at first, but it’s worth persevering. The benefits of meditation are far-reaching. If nothing else, it will give your mind a much-needed break from racing thoughts.
This won’t be the first time you’ve heard the advice to drink more water, but the reasons for this go far beyond physical health. Numerous studies link depression and dehydration. That depression then leads to more worrying and the cycle continues. Go ahead and pour yourself a glass of refreshing water and keep pouring until you’re downing eight glasses a day.
Cleanse Your Home
The environment in your home is the net result of past events. Arguments, illness, divorce, and even bringing a piece of second-hand furniture into your home can all cause negative energy to circulate around your living space. There’s a school of thought that believes you can cleanse your mind by cleansing your home, but you’ll never know if it will work for you if you don’t try.
Change Your Outlook
You’ve no doubt read Rhonda Byrne’s bestseller, "The Secret," but if you haven’t, the basic idea from the book is that energy and intention flow to where you focus your attention. If you constantly think about bills, you’ll get more of them. On the flip side, if you focus on a more positive vibe, you’ll get more of that. Change your thoughts and change your life.
Hit the Treadmill
While you may associate working out with physical benefits, that’s only half the story. Physical exercise has all kinds of positive effects on the mind, too. Working up a sweat helps your body to release endorphins--those hormones that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. If you’re not the type to pound the pavements, try a yoga class in your local park.
Get a Reading
Sometimes it helps to talk your worries through with someone who cares. That’s why people say that a problem shared is a problem halved. You might find that having a psychic reading online will help ease your worries. A general reading might be useful, although if you have specific concerns about your relationship a love tarot reading may offer greater benefits.
These tips should help you stop worrying in its tracks but if you find you are unable to change your thoughts from negative to positive, there’s no shame in seeking help from a support group or your doctor. You don’t have to live with constant anxiety.