Worry is something we all do. Some of us do it more than others and some of us only do it when we have no other choice. It’s not something everyone does all the time, but at some point in life, everyone has a worry or two. As you get older, there are a greater number of things you have to worry about, which makes it even harder to stop worrying. Between your education, your career, your house, your money, your bills, your spouse, your friends, your family, your kids, your retirement…okay, you get it…the worry seems endless. Fortunately, you can ease a little of your worry.
Start a Journal
Did you know that one of the best ways to ease your worry and anxiety is to write it down? Your worry stems from your inability to work through things. When you put your fears onto paper, you are working through them. You see them a little more clearly and you might even come up with a solution. Writing it down can end your worry.
Talk About It
If something is causing you worry, talk about it. Perhaps your friend, a counselor, your husband, or your boss, or even your mom could help you work something out. Sometimes, it takes the opinion of someone unbiased and not invested to help you come up with a solution to your problems. Your own worry can blow things out of proportion.
Work it Out
When you exercise, your body released endorphins that eliminate stress and worry and make you feel happy. The next time something is worrying you, stop thinking about it and just work out. You’ll feel a lot better by the time you finish working out. Additionally, you’ll be just a bit healthier and you’ll feel great about yourself; it is a win-win situation.