The last thing you should do is worry about everything. It’s like losing energy for nothing, and it’s time to realize that you aren’t doing yourself a favor. You may believe that worrying is beneficial. But, it doesn’t help you learn from past experience. Worrying affects your brain, putting you in an uncontrollable state.
Train your brain to stop worrying
1. Write everything down
This is the most efficient technique. If you can’t sleep at night because your brain is too busy thinking about everything, write things down. In this way your brain will get a relief, and will stop spending energy trying to remember every single detail. If you keep thinking about your upcoming party, write all the details down, and you won’t have to remember everything. This method helps you focus on solving your problem instead of stressing over it. Researchers have found that chronic worriers actually avoid problems. Write down your problem and the possible outcome. If you worry too much about the problem, you won’t even think of the solution. So, stop doing that.
Meditation is an excellent way to free your brain. Researchers in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine confirmed that meditation reduces cognitive anxiety. You don’t have to try extra hard. Just close your eyes for 30 seconds and tune out other sources of stress. In this way you will focus on the things that are really important.
Are you active enough? Worrying triggers the same flight-or-flight response you get when chased by a cougar. It’s just an example, don’t panic. Exercise is great for your body and mind. It gives you a secondary reason for the rapid heart rate and breathing that you feel when worrying. Be more active to lower blood pressure, also known as a symptom of stress. Take a walk outside or go for a jog.