“Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a good time. I love you.” ~God
Today I want to share with you three ways to help you to turn around worry. Yesterday I talked with a dear friend about how we deal with fear. Some people go into overwhelm, some give up, and some escape in different ways. Do you recognize yourself in any of those responses?
Or maybe you’re like me; I go into concern and worry mode. It’s not that it has ever helped me or that any of the worst-case scenarios I’ve imagined — and my imagination is very BIG! — came true. Whatever we do, it’s about fear; it’s always about fearing a negative outcome concerning something that hasn’t happened yet. We ask “what if…,” and we fill in the worst-case scenario. How many “what if’s” do you have floating around in your mind?
So how do you deal with fear? Here are three things you can do:
1. Read the quote at the top of this article. If you have a hard time giving away all your worries and concerns for a full day, then do it only for a few hours. That’s what I did when I practiced this technique for the first time. It’s like going on a vacation from your mind. You can start small and work up to a full day, gently and progressively. Ultimately, this is the best strategy you can ever use. I am still in practice mode, and this poem is glued on my Dream Board. I don’t know who wrote it, but it reminds me every day how to deal with my concern and worry. The first time I played with this strategy for a couple of hours, I drove to Barnes & Noble bookstore, and the book Ask and It’s Given by Abraham Hicks dropped in my lap. I said, “Is it really that easy?” It must be so, but as human beings we aren’t used to letting go and letting God.
2. Create a belief statement and say: “I am in the process of trusting that… ” Fill in the challenge you’re struggling with, and end with a positive outcome.
3. Every time you catch yourself worrying, instead of saying “I worry,” say, “I wonder…,” and focus on a positive outcome. Dealing with fear and worry can be unhealthy and unproductive. And the most powerful strategies are the simplest and easiest to implement! Try these three ideas today, and let me know how they work for you!