How to Stop Worrying

By Lorraine Faehndrich

The trick for how to stop worrying

If you feel overwhelmed with concerns and worry about the future, you may wonder how to stop worrying.

When you worry, you are spending your present moment projecting yourself into a future you do not want to experience.

This not only feels bad and creates stress, tension and anxiety, it makes it more likely that what you don’t want will happen.

Rather than using your amazing mind to focus on the worst possible outcomes, you can use it to help you create what you want.

It’s your choice (even if it doesn’t feel like it is).

If you want to know how to stop worrying, one great way to flip your focus from what you don’t want, to what you do want, is to use the phrase

“What if….”

What if you do get better?

What if you can do it?

What if you’re doing it right?

What if it does work?

What if everything is going to be ok?

Really, it’s just as likely (if not more likely) that those thoughts could be as true as their opposites.

Worrying is nothing more than a negative “what if.”

The truth is you don’t have a crystal ball. You don’t know what’s going to happen.

Choosing to focus on the “what ifs” you want, rather than the ones you don’t, can change your life.

Next time you’re in the midst of worrying or making negative predictions about your pain, the coronavirus, or anything else going on in your life, stop and ask yourself how you would like the current situation to work out instead.

If you could wave a magic wand what would happen?

You have the power to feel better right now by thinking about what you want instead of what you don’t want.  Now you know how to stop worrying.

Start with two magic words… “What if…”

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