We’ve all been there from time to time, but there is a difference between worrying every now and then vs. worrying about each and every moment in your life. Worrying that often can be a huge drain on your life and can take away our excitement and basically lead us to waste a bunch of our day. If you find yourself worrying too much, here are three tips to be less of a worry wart.
1. Keep Yourself Busy
If you find yourself busy during the day with work, school or anything else, there is a very good chance you will simply not have enough time to worry. But if your job is very easy and doesn’t keep you engaged, it gives you a ton more time to worry about the future. Worrying usually tends to take place more when our mind is free during our downtime, so if you have less time, it is likely that you will worry less.
2. Give Yourself a Small Window to Worry
Instead of worrying all day every day, it can be beneficial to postpone your worry and schedule a few minutes or even an hour in which you will worry. If you feel yourself beginning to worry throughout the day, stop yourself and postpone those thoughts until your worry period begins. What this will help you see, is that the things we worry about throughout the day don’t ever come to fruition and we usually don’t even need to bring them up in that worry period anyways.
3. Figure out if it is Solvable or Unsolvable
If a worry ever pops into your head, the first thing you should do is to identify whether the problem or worry is something you can actually solve. If it is one you can solve, you should take action to solve it right away. However, most of the time, our worries are something than we can’t solve anyways, so worrying about them serves no real purpose other than wasting our time or stressing us out.