The next time you feel stressed with worry about a crucial matter, try to curb that worry with positive thoughts and affirmations. The problem with worry is that it seldom helps to change the situation that you are worried about. Sure, it is natural to be concerned and to think about, analyze and discuss problems and situations. However, as most of you would agree, worrying over a matter does nothing to actually solve or lessen the effects of the problem. In fact, worrying just makes things worse.
Worry—that nagging feeling of helplessness that comes over many of us, can actually make us sick. When a little bit of worrying turns into stress, it can accelerate heart rate, cause anxiety, irritation, anger and tearfulness. If left unchecked, excessive stress from worry can lead to depression and other health related problems.
The good news is that there is a simple way to avoid the problems associated from worry-related stress. All you need to do is to change the conversation going on in your mind. Stop setting yourself up for the worried feeling. Stop concentrating on things of which you have no control. Make a plan to change the things that you can and then relinquish the matters that you can’t do anything about. Replace the nagging feeling in your mind with positive thoughts that heal.
When you begin to feel hopeless, sad, or nervous, just stop whatever you are doing and address the situation. Take out a sheet of paper and write down the problem along with possible solutions. This little act does wonders to ease your worrying mind. If the problem is too large to figure out any solutions and your feelings of helplessness and hopelessness still exist, you can change the way you are feeling by repeating positive affirmations.
Positive affirmations allow you to interrupt the mind’s obsession with problems that are worrying you. In order to do that you must rid yourself of negative thoughts to make room for the positive. As you flood your mind with positive, empowering thoughts, you will feel the negativity, worry and stress release their hold on you. Positive feelings will flow through your body, making you stronger and more confident.
If you are looking for some affirmations for times when you feel worried or afraid, I have provided some below to get you started.
When you feel hopeless:
1. I have hope and courage deep inside me.
2. I choose to believe that there is always hope.
3. Each day is another chance to be better.
4. I can do all things through faith.
5. I am strong, wise and brave.
When you feel worried about a problem:
1. I know what the problem is and am making plans to fix it.
2. Now that I am working on my solution, I can focus my attention on my diet and plan my meals for today.
3. I am in charge of my life and accept problems as challenges to conquer.
4. Each obstacle is a chance to grow and learn.
5. I love the way exercise allows me to forget my problems as I focus on my body’s strength.