How to Stop Being a Worry Wart

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Recognize your symptoms of worrying based on how you feel much of the time. Do you constantly stress over bills, family issues, relationship troubles, or children? Is your mind always running with things you need to do, fix, or complete? If so, you may be a worry wart. Thoughts of trouble should never take over your life or cause you grief. Worrying constantly about things will only make you sick and completely exhausted. Check yourself and see if you fit the profile of a constant worrier: feeling ill much of the time, tired, having muscles aches, having headaches, sad, depressed, and basically unhappy much of the time. If so, you should try and take steps to stop worrying so much and start living life in a more healthy manner. See step 2 for help in letting go of troubles and worry.

Stop symptoms of worrying by trying to let go and give your troubles to God. Allowing one of a higher power to take your troubles into his hands is the best way to combat worrying. Realize that there are things you just cannot change and worrying about these things will certainly not fix them. Being a worry wart only creates more stress, illness, and frustration. Giving your troubles to God, or at least forgetting about them for awhile, will help you to refocus on the things that matter in life such as good friends, spending time with family, and enjoying your partner. You’ll find that if you let go of worrisome troubles and accept that you cannot change them, your overall attitude will be more blissful and healthy. Others in your life will notice it too and you’ll recreate closer relationships.

Write in a diary or journal to stop worrisome troubles. Sometimes, getting your thoughts out on paper helps to relieve them from your mind. When you worry constantly and don’t let these worries out, you keep the problems tucked inside and create more stress on your body. Try writing down the things that bother you in a journal and jot down why these things worry you. If you feel you can change things, make a list of what things you can do to fix these worries. The things you cannot change cannot be worried about. Just write them down on paper and let them go. Writing your feelings down on paper will help you to stop worrying. Being a worry wart is all a state of mind. If you can calm your worrisome thoughts by getting them out, you’ll feel better about the troubles that bother you.

Talk to a close friend, family member, or partner about your worrisome troubles. Having a close person to talk to can help to relieve some of the worrying you do. Another perspective can often help you to see that your worries are not quite as big as you may be making them. Also, talking to a friend, family member, or your partner could help you find solutions to your worries. Often times, we think our worries are so big that we’ll never be able to tackle them and fix them. We become overwhelmed by our worries and frustrated at the thought of knowing where to start working on them. Other people that we’re close to can help to see the bigger picture and find ways for us to break down these worries into smaller pieces, making it easier to find a solution. If you are unable to talk to someone close to you, or have a hard time sharing your troubles with people you know, talk to a counselor who can remain objective and allow you to come to your own conclusions. Worries should never become so big that they consume and take over your life. A counselor can help you to evaluate how you see things and get you to come to the best solution possible for you.


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