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Most can relate to the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us worry all the time, and all of us have known someone who is a chronic worrier. It is important to understand the worry is an extension of fear and can be a very uncomfortable, draining experience.
For a person to worry, we have to imagine that something bad might happen. Even though often what we are worried about may has not have happened yet, this bad thing can be defined a fantasy. Understood this way, worry is a self-created state of needless fear. Still, most of us worry.
One important reason we worry is because we feel like we are not in control. For example, you might worry about your loved ones traveling at Christmas time. There is nothing you can do to guarantee their safe passage, but you worry until you find out they have reached their destination unharmed. Perhaps in this instance, worry is your attempt to feel useful and in control. However, worrying does nothing to guarantee a positive outcome, and it has an unpleasant effect on your body, mind, and spirit.
We all like good news, there are ways to transform this kind of worry so that it has a therapeutic effect. Just as worry uses the imagination, so does the remedy to worry. Next time you find that you are worrying, imagine the best result, smooth thoughts, instead of anticipating the worst outcome. Generate peace and well-being instead of anxiety and unease within yourself.
Another reason we worry is that something that we know is pending but are avoiding it. Other examples: an issue with a friend, lack of funds or even an appointment with your doctor. In most cases, acknowledging that we are worried and taking action is the best solution.
Most often if you just confront the situation and own your power to change it, you’ll have no reason to worry.