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How To Stop Worrying (Most Helpful Tips)

Most of the worries you get are in situations you do not have control over and worrying just adds your grief. Studies show that worrying contributes to many chronic diseases especially heart disease. Basically, exercise is considered the best medicine for stress as it results in the release of feel-good hormones. However, there are many ways that will help you take your mind out of the stress trigger.

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Get to bed early

Sleeping late tends to encourage your inner worries. Studies show that going to bed late and sleeping for less than 8 hours makes one think of negative outcomes than when one has a regular sleep time. Late sleepers also tend to dwell on past events and worrying about the future. Hence they are more likely to suffer from stress-related diseases such as anxiety, stress-disorder, traumatic stress, and depression. Therefore, if you want to overcome a worry on something, ensure you sleep at the right time and get enough rest of 8 hours.

Breathe slowly

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Deep breathing also yoga breathing helps greatly when it comes to lowering anxiety and stress. It is a good calming tool especially when you are upset. First, exhale all the air in your lungs then inhale four times. Hold your breath for seven seconds then exhale through your mouth on the eighth count. Since it is impossible to breathe and be anxious at the same time, you will get a relaxed feeling. This technique is also necessary for proper blood oxygenation; you should, therefore, do it at least twice a day.

Use a body pillow

To overcome worry, you need to slow down our thoughts. Just make a list of all things you are stressing over and agree within yourself that you will not think about them. Lie on your side and get your body pillow. Focus your attention on relaxing your body muscles and how your body feels at that moment. Use your body pillow to ensure your spine remains straight so that you do not wake up with body pain. The body pillow also acts as a barrier preventing you from tossing and turning while sleeping hence a good night sleep.

Take Meditation

Taking your leisure time in finding some Zen can help get rid of the anxiety in the brain. It helps in wiping away the stress and replacing it with inner peace. If you find yourself stressed, anxious, tense and worried you could try meditating. This is because spending sometime meditating helps you remain calm and earns you inner peace. Meditation is also in expensive as no equipment is required. This means that anyone can practice it. It is also a favorable method as it can be practiced in any place whether you are walking or in a bus.

Ask yourself if the problem is solvable

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Worrying sometimes involves a problem running in your mind so that you can think about it and get something accomplished. However, problem solving and worrying are very different. Problem-solving basically involves evaluating the situation at hand and coming up with a concrete solution. Worrying, on the other hand, does not lead to any solution. No matter how much you worry in the worst case you are not prepared to deal with them as they actually happened. It is therefore important that if any worry arises ask yourself if it is solvable or not. To critically evaluate the worry, ask yourself the following questions:

a.Is the problem a current event or just one of what ifs?

b.If the worry is what if, is it likely to happen? Is it a realistic worry?

c.Can you solve the problem or prepare for it?

If it is a solvable worry, start brain storming for better ideas of addressing the issue. If not, get rid of the thought

Accept uncertainties

Sometimes you worry so much to the point that becomes in capable of tolerating uncertainty hence anxiety and stress. Worrying is seen as a way of predicting what the future may have in store for you, but it does not actually work. Thinking of all things that may go wrong does not make life any predictable. You should, therefore, focus on good things instead of worst scenarios. This is because worrying about the possible bad things does not prevent them from happening bt instead it makes you miss the good things happening.


Although worrying can be good if it motivates you to take a problem-solving action if you are preoccupied with stress over worst case scenarios which are unchangeable then worrying has become a problem. Chronic worrying is an emotional and mental habit that can be overcome. You should train your brain to look at life positively.

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