Worry and Anxiety Are Best Friends

November 20, 2016

Worry is the true nucleus of anxiety. Once it has been put into motion, there is no way to stop it. This emotion is as harmful as rage or anger, because it wears us down slowly. At times, it can even paralyze us. Also, worrying has a great impact on our health. Our body tenses up and we feel much more restless and upset.

It is true that everyone worries every once in a while. It is something natural and totally normal. The problem arises when anxiety begins to affect us. Excessive worrying and making yourself responsible for almost everything is one of the biggest problems many people face. 

Needless worrying

Remember that worrying has a lot to do with our way of viewing and confronting different situations. Thus, some people seem to never worry about anything and others, on the contrary, tend to always worry about everything. Is worrying that much really a good thing?

Worrying can be positive as long as it allows you to reflect upon this situation that is tormenting you, and  finally resolve it. But, if it remains simply in thoughts that revolve around themselves without end, nervousness, tension and anxiety will make an appearance.

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It’s true that worrying is linked to fear. Thus, sometimes it’s good to stop and ask if there is something in our lives that we aren’t doing well. In fact, sometimes we are aware of a situation that we dislike, but since we don’t put an end to it, it generates recurrent and negative thoughts that can affect our health in the long run.

Worries have one main mission: finding solutions to possible threats. But, their purpose is to carry out these solutions. If we don’t, our mind will keep warning us that we have to solve the problem, generating one worry after the other.

That’s when these thoughts can exert another type of pressure over you, so that you may be conscious that you can’t ignore the situation any longer. Vertigo, nausea, body aches, anxiety, tachycardia: these symptoms can start without any apparent cause. But, you know there is a good cause behind them. That’s when it’s time to act.

I want to stop worrying too much

In order to stop worrying so much, we must act. If we let all of these things that run through our mind stay there, if we ignore that there is a problem that we have to solve, it will all ball up to the point of affecting your health.
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Due to all of this, we want to share with you some simple steps that you can start to carry out to stop worrying so much. As we have already explained, it’s time to act, to stop thinking so much and start doing:

  • Write down what is worrying you. You might not value the act of writing down everything that crosses your mind. But when you do it, you’ll see that it serves as a healing balm. Plus, writing will help you put all of those thoughts in order so that you may see things more clearly.
  • Ask yourself questions. When we worry, we must ask ourselves questions such as, if it is truly within our power to solve the situation that is affecting us so badly. If you notice that you can’t do anything about it, then it is time to stop worrying.
  • Do what you have to do, and do it today. If you think about what you have to do to solve the problem that is tormenting you, but you always postpone it, your worries will only increase. Remember this proverb: “Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today”.
  • Lean on the people you love most. Now is the time to confide your worries in the people you trust the most. They may be able to help you see the situation in a different way. They will also help you clear your mind.
  • Think of the advantages. Although you are scared to face a certain situation, think about how nothing can be worse than worrying. It is terrifying to confront a situation when we don’t how to solve it or how it will turn out. Despite this, think about the advantages this will bring. Think of the huge weight you that will be lifted off of your shoulders.

Worrying is a positive thing, but make sure it doesn’t become a constant part of your life. When anxiety comes knocking, it is warning you that something isn’t right. It’s time, then, to ask yourself why you are not doing something about it.

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Staying still and continuing to worry is not a valid solution. Talk to your loved ones, write and put in some effort to confront the problem once and for all. Although it might frighten you, think about how it will all get worse if you don’t stop it. Don’t you think it’s worth it to run that risk? At the end of the day, you have nothing to lose…