Worry..........

"Worry is the darkroom in which negatives develop."

Getting out of negative self-talk is part of the answer to releasing anxiety, stress and depression. If you are spending your life force and mental energy in this place, you are causing yourself needless suffering. Worry robs you of the present.  If you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Unrelenting anxious thoughts and fears can be paralyzing. They can sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your daily life.

Chronic worrying is a mental habit that can be broken. You can train your brain to stay calm and look at life from a more balanced, less fearful perspective.  Always expecting the worst can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. It can leave you feeling restless and jumpy, cause insomnia, headaches, stomach problems, and muscle tension, and make it difficult to concentrate at work or school. You may take your negative feelings out on the people closest to you, self-medicate with alcohol or drugs, or try to distract yourself by zoning out in front of screens. Chronic worrying can also be a major symptom of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), a common anxiety disorder that involves tension, nervousness, and a general feeling of unease that colors your whole life.

Cognitive Behavioral Thearpy (CBT) can help reduce and even eliminate worry, thus reducing anxiety and helping your overall attitude, happiness and health. Meditate, relax, exercise, pray, listen to inspiring music, plan for fun, schedule time to be social, engaged in some hobbies, interests, or meaningful endeavors. These can replace worry. You can become so busy and fulfilled, worry dissolves. 

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