7 Tips to Deal With Worry

Everyone worries from time to time and this is normal, however constantly worrying, second-guessing yourself and thinking the “what if’s” in every situation is not healthy for anyone.  Most worries never happen and its wasted time.  When negative thoughts or emotions enter your mind, you can allow them or redirect them.

Here are 7 tips to deal with worry:

  1. Spend some time in meditation to calm your thoughts.
  2. Listen to light upbeat music.
  3. Pray about the situation for guidance and peace.   
  4. Journal about the situation which is causing the worry.
  5. Go for a walk, the gym, bicycle ride,  or any kind of exercise.
  6. Repeat positive affirmations.
  7. Practice gratitude.

Figure out what is causing the worry.  Is this something you have the ability to change?  If yes, change it.  If no, spend time using these tips to reduce the anxiety.  Constant worry disturbs sleep patterns, it may cause mood swings and tiredness.  All of these may harm your health, work performance and relationships.  Isn’t it time to put your worry to bed?  Below are some prayers, affirmations and quotes to get you started.

 Prayers:

Dear God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Amen

Dear God, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen today,

that you and I can’t handle together.

Amen

Affirmations:

I am letting go of my worry

I release all my worry

I am free of worry

Positive Worry Quotes:

Worry is like a rocking chair.

It gives you something to do,

but doesn’t get you anywhere.

Emma Bombeck

Do not anticipate trouble,

or worry about what may never happen.

Keep in the sunlight.

Ben Franklin

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,

it only saps today of its joy.

Leo Buscaglia

Call to Action:  What strategies are you going to put in place, when worry comes a calling?

To learn more about one to one coaching with Patti – email me at: patti@coachingforinspirationwithpatti.com

2 thoughts on “7 Tips to Deal With Worry

  1. I need to let my mother read this blog Patti- shepherds her life worrying about what may never happen! I loved the quote about the rocking chair- thank you!

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