How to Stop Worrying and Live Your Life

Apr 16, 2022 | Just Be

Worrying does a lot of damage to your body. Not only does it affects you mentally, but it has also been proven to impact you physically and emotionally. But how can you stop worrying and live your life? Is there a way to resolve this? 

How to Stop Worrying and Live Your Life

Constant worrying can start small but, if done frequently, can turn into a long-term condition that’s not easily removed from your system. The good news is that you can still turn the tables and find a way to stop worrying daily. Here’s how to stop worrying and live your life. 

Practice mindfulness and meditation. 

When you worry so much, keeping focus is HARD.  Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help you calm down. This practice involves focusing your mind/attention on the moment. You can do this by finding a quiet place and taking a deep breath. Take notice of your thoughts and pass them without judgment. Exhale slowly as you return to your regular breathing pattern. Continue to let your thoughts pass for at least 10 minutes with your eyes closed as you sit comfortably, focusing on yourself and breathing. 

Do exercise regularly.

Your physical health can affect your emotions. When you are not in good shape, your energy slows down, and you tend to lose focus. However, doing regular exercises can help you refocus once again. Take a walk if you are feeling burnout or sluggish. It will improve your blood circulation. Running or jogging also helps. If you are not into hard impact exercises, doing yoga or simple stretching helps release your tensed muscles in the neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs and even improves the production of endorphins in your body. 

Keep a journal for your thoughts.

Writing in a journal or diary may sound old school, but studies show that writing down your thoughts and feelings when you worry provides you catharsis. It is also an excellent way to record your emotions and analyze how you feel at that moment. You can also track your progress. Writing your concerns, fears, and worries will also help you figure out your next step. It’s all about reflecting on yourself, too [1]

Get enough sleep and rest. 

The most common side effect of insomnia is chronic worrying; your mind hay-wires when you do not rest or sleep. Without proper sleep, petty things can trigger your worries that could go on for days and even weeks. So, before you start worrying, meditate before going to sleep so you can get enough rest. Drink calming tea, avoid using your phone while in bed, use natural sleeping aids, and if these don’t work, write in your journal about your concerns. Getting enough sleep is essential, so you do not have to worry all the time. 

If you are still suffering from sleep loss, you probably develop a sleeping disorder. Reach out to your physician for a proper diagnosis. You deserve to take control of your life, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. 

 Focus on what you are thankful for. 

A popular Christian song goes, “Count your blessings, name them one by one,” – what it means is you should shift your focus on the things that you have rather than what you don’t. If you constantly focus on the negative things in life, it pushes your brain to look for more. It tells you to look at the wrong things instead of looking for the positive ones. Shift your focus on the good stuff and be thankful for it. Take a step back and see what you have. Do you have something to be grateful for? Engage your mind with humor and curiosity; it will put you in a much better place than constantly worrying. Try it and see the difference!

Talk to friends, family, or find a support group.

It is not healthy to bottle up your emotions. When you realize that you need to talk about your worries, find someone willing to listen to you. It could be a close friend, trusted family member, or a support group who can help you deal with your stress and worries. When you share your feelings, you realize that you are not alone and that people out there genuinely care for you and your well-being. You will also realize that you are not the only one who is dealing with it. So, rather than keeping your emotions, call a friend for a coffee and talk about it. You will feel better afterward! 

Your Takeaway

It’s normal to worry now and then, but it might be more than just anxiety if it happens quite often to you. Remember that there are still good things out there to enjoy, and you are letting your worries get the best of you. If these tips do not resolve your fears, it’s best to seek out medical help. When you are losing sleep, appetite, or energy because of your constant worrying, it can lead to a decline in your mental health. Get help as soon as possible so you can stop worrying and live your best life.