Are you a what if person? You know – that person that often wonders…
👉 What if I lose my job?
👉 What if they say no?
👉 What if I get sick?
👉 What if I don’t get married?
If that is you, you’re not alone. About 18% of the US population suffers from anxiety disorders. And 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress. In fact numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults.
In the age of information overload when images of disaster are plastered all over our phones, TVs, computers and phones it’s no wonder. “To further complicate matters, we are immune to the things that should give us the jitters. In reality, we are wired to pay attention to things that are scary,” says Dr. Martin Rossman, author of The Worry Solution. “The number one function of the brain is to keep us alive, so we worry as a way to anticipate possible dangers and problem solve our way through them.
” Unfortunately, we’ve gotten so good at worrying, we don’t always know how to shut it off”.
To shut down worry and win do this:
✔️ FIND SUPPORT! You are the company you keep. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. Your circle matters. The people your surround yourself with influence how you think and act. Don’t believe me? Hang around someone who is a complainer and watch how quickly you develop the habit.
Watch as Rachael Romig, Senior Director of Events & Special Programs at GRCA and Owner of Just Breathe Weddings & Events, shares the impact of positive people in your life.
✔️ FACE WORRY HEAD ON! Instead of avoiding the pain, uncertainty or heartbreak, acknowledge those emotions. Doing this takes the emotional power away. Experience the emotion and move forward. Use positive psychology to counter limiting thoughts. Recite affirmations, journal or practice mindfulness to self-regulate and stay on course.
You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. ~Jim Rohn
✔️ FOCUS ONLY ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL! If you can’t change it, affect it or manage it, then why are you worrying? We are limited resources. Reserve your energy for the things you can change. It’s often said that worry is like a rocking chair – you’re moving, but you’re not going anywhere.
How do you win over worry?