How to break the worry habit
You do not need to be a victim of worry. Worry is an unhealthy and destructive mental habit. You are not born with the worry habit. You acquired it. And because you can change any habit and any acquired attitude, you can cast worry from your mind. There is just one proper time to begin an effective attack on worry, and that is now. So let us start breaking your worry habit at once.
Anxiety is the greatest modern plague causing many forms of ill health. The worrier is not likely to live as long as the person who learns to overcome his worries.
Worries can be cast off easily. The first step to break the habit of worry is simply to believe you can. Whatever you believe you can do, you can do.
During sleep, thoughts tend to seek more deep in the sub conscious. The last 5 minutes before going to sleep are of extraordinary importance because during that period, mind is most receptive to suggestions. This process of mind drainage is important in overcoming worry. Fearful thoughts can be drained out from the mind daily. Every night, before going to sleep, conceive yourself of actually emptying your mind of all anxiety and fear. Picture all these thoughts flowing out just like water flows from a tap.
Imagination is the source of fear. You form an image either of fear or of release of fear. What you imagine may ultimately become a fact if held mentally with sufficient faith.
The mind never remains empty. Something or the other keeps going in it. So, when you empty your mind from all the worries, fill it with thoughts of hope, faith, courage etc. keep your mind occupied with some work or the other and your mind won’t have any place for worries.
You can also over come worry by talking positive everyday. Never say ‘This is going to be a terrible day’. Always say ‘It is going to be a great day’. Never participate in a worry conversation. A group of people talking pessimistically can infect every person in the group with negativism.
Cultivate friendships with hopeful people. Surround yourself with friends who think positive and who contribute to a creative atmosphere. This will help you in breaking your worry habit by stimulating you with faithful attitudes.
By following these simple rules, you can get rid of your greatest enemy. I hope my article will help you to break the huge tree of worry. All the best to all of you and keep smiling!