Embracing Your Worries
Embracing Your Worries
Embracing your worries? Why would you want to embrace your worries? Many people have worries or fears that they can’t deal with. Perhaps they have trouble functioning because their worries keeps them stuck in a ‘what if coma’. Most of us want better lives and to live a worry-free life, but that may mean that we fear stepping outside of our comfort zone and embracing the unknown.
After experiencing a bad relationship, you may be worried about getting into another one because you fear it may also be toxic, or it will just all fall apart. That fear can paralyze you and leave you feeling incredibly anxious. Worry may also keep you from progressing in your career or job. Fear of failure is arguably the most common reason that people become stuck in a boring or unfulfilling job, relationship or other situation. We resist situations because we hope to avoid fear, but that fear about the unknown only perpetuates worry about the future. We end up in a no-win situation.
It is said that “fear breeds mediocrity.” Fear is usually based on worry and projections of failure, and not the actual reality or logic of the situation. Worry or fear may bring on physical problems such as anxiety, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, and aches and pains of all sorts.
When you begin embracing your worries and fears, and begin to analyze them (not too much though), you can see how ridiculous or out of context most of them are. When you see worry as your ally (or perhaps not as an enemy), you can begin to take necessary steps to solve the situation and get on with your life without the paralyzing fear that worry brings.
Living in the present moment helps you to see worry for what it really is – a projection into a future that’s not likely to happen. How many times may you have worried about a loved-one being involved in some sort of accident? Yes, accidents happen, but most of the time when we have worries and terrible thoughts, nothing so bad happens. Our worries do not happen, in the vast majority of cases.
It can be especially difficult embracing your worries, particularly if you have had a negative experience in the past. You may be worried that the same thing is going to happen again. Replacing negative thoughts about the future with realistic and logical ones about the present moment is one way you can deal with worry. It takes practice and a real effort to get to the actual causes of your worry cycle, but the changes that can occur in your life when you take the positive thinking path can be so rewarding.
Finally, know that fear and worries can become a great asset and teacher if you use it properly. When you understand the actual cause of your worry and have an action plan to work through it, you can make decisions based on your actual goals and dreams rather than making a decision clouded by fear. Then, will you have the power to make positive changes in your life.
All the best,
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