We people are world class worriers. We worry about everyone and everything. We never appear to be at peace. Many times stress keeps us up at night.
Thus, we spend a whole lot of time worrying. Say we spend two hours per day worrying. That would mean that we spend 14 hours per week worrying. When we multiply that by fifty-two weeks which would indicate we spend 728 hours each year worrying. Over a lifetime of say 70 decades, we stress well over 50,000 hours. Now that’s Plenty of worry!
Stress can even make us sick due to the anxiety it causes. Worry can lead to car accidents because we’re distracted when driving. Stress can cause families to split up and relationships to be strained. And stress can cause a great deal of undue stress for us.
We worry for a myriad of reasons. There’s job insecurity and psychological illness. Yes, we do have a whole lot on our plates. But do we need to worry about everything or can we just relax a little?
We’ve allowed ourselves to become fearful by what we see, read and listen to. The evening news is fantastic at making us worry warts.
In addition, we live in constant fear of not having enough, yet we also fear that which we eat, and we have a lot daily. There appears to be a new report every week which tells us about the hazards of eating food our grandparents ate with gratitude.
Notice there’s always a brand new product we shouldn’t be consuming because it’s bad for our health.
Did you notice how often the advertisers oscillate between if java is bad or good for us? It truly becomes a little ridiculous. However, each time the advertisers say we should not drink coffee, we begin worrying, particularly if we are coffee drinkers.
How do we take ourselves out of the anxiety and stress state of mind?
• Realize that stress is a habit. So, the more stress, the more we will stress. However, the reverse can also be true-the less you stress the less you will worry.
• Unplug from social media a great 2 to 4 hours every day. This can enable you to stop the anxiety from coming to your mind.
• Do not watch the evening news before bed. That way you can reduce your anxiety before bed.
From time to time, writing down your nervousness in a diary can help you unload it.
• Exercising may also ease stress and tension.
So, take action to lower your worry. You will surely be happier and healthier because of this. Only we have the power to prevent worry in its tracks. And who knows, you might even be a positive role model for somebody else.
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