You were probably worried about how you’d pay your mortgage this month at 3 am last night or how the pandemic has been affecting your career in several dimensions, how your child would get better at studies or when we will finally be able to breathe air without a mask…the mind seems to be jumping from one to the other worries of our life and it’s so frustrating!
All you want is a peaceful sleep after a long day of work and this rant seems to have no end. Wishing you had a switch-off button to your mind?
I’m in the club too!
And oh! It’s not just the nights, the mornings sometimes are even worse!
But where is all this coming from?
We could go another hour naming the reasons but what’s more important for us is to find the “off” button to our mind when it goes into the rant mode.
Worry is a natural response of our mind to the uncertain situations around us or about the future.
At optimum levels, it keeps us on our feet to deal with the uncertainty by performing our best at whatever the task. It helps us take precautions for the potential mistakes that could happen and aids problem-solving.
The real problem arises when the worry goes overboard.
Here are a few things I have realized over a period of time.
All these points gave me an insight into another fact that we have the solution to these worries in our own hands.
One could probably deal with them in these ways:
When we find ourselves in such a situation, it is a good idea to try and comprehend the issue into small statements or even one single statement if possible. This way, the focus of our thoughts shifts to the main problem leaving behind all other unnecessary thoughts.
Next, we should try and define our desirable outcomes which put us on track to find the solution.
Worrying about things not only hampers our productivity and thinking abilities but also destroys our happiness and peace of mind in the present day. Precaution, preparation, and presence of mind in most cases do address our concerns. Fear over anything only makes things worse for us.
What we need to remember always is that everything happens for a reason and sometimes bitter experiences are better teachers than the happier ones.
So do your prep and face the monster of worry and fear…you will certainly find yourself more satisfied!
Hope you all find this useful and relatable. Thank you so much for reading through it.
I’d love to know your thoughts on how else we can deal with worry, please share them in the comments below.
I’ll see you next Sunday with another post.