1. Recognize that worrying is not helping you, but draining your energy and stressing you out.
2. Start noticing when you are worrying and give yourself permission to stop. Remind yourself regularly.
3. Practice 20 minutes of daily mindfulness meditation to teach how to let go of thoughts.
4. Make the distinction between a real problem and an imagined scenario that has not happened yet.
5. Be patient with yourself. Learning how to worry less takes time.
Self-doubt: Anxiety makes us question ourselves. Once self-doubt creeps in, anxiety makes it grow and take over how we view ourselves.
Fear: A big part of anxiety is fear. Anxiety takes what is dear to you and makes you afraid of losing it.
Worries, what-ifs, and worst-case scenarios: These are closely related to fears. It puts thoughts of the worst-case scenarios in our minds, effectively trapping us.
Need for control: We don't want our fears to manifest. We hate being plagued by constant self-doubt. And we are weary of our worries. To get rid of them, we focus on them, trying very hard to control them.
Meditation has been proven to reduce stress. You will find that meditating for 15 minutes every morning really helps calm down your brain.
Another thing you do is to take 10-15 minutes to journal first thing every day as part of your morning routine. It helps get all that crazy shit out of your head. The idea is to write 3 full pages of whatever is on your mind longhand as soon as you wake up in the morning. Don’t think, don’t stress, just write whatever is on your mind until you hit 3 pages. You don’t review them, in fact, you throw them out right after. You won’t believe the lightness and calmness you feel after doing this exercise every day.
Taking time to think –
Sometimes all you need is a solo walk or just a little alone time to give you time to think.
Lack of energy – You are constantly feeling sluggish and uninspired.
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed – It seems like you always have a million things to do.
Forgetting things – You are always failing to remember things.
Being controlled by your thoughts – Instead of you controlling your thoughts.
When our mind is full of clutter it means we aren’t focused on the important things we should be focused on.
"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." -- Colin R. Davis
1- Overthinking things
Sometimes it's best to just make up your mind and take action. Like the old saying goes: 'He who hesitates is lost!"
2- Being worried about what others think
If you really care what others think, maybe you are hanging out with the wrong people!
3- Living in the past
The past has already happened, so no point in wasting valuable brain power on it as there is nothing you can do about it anyway. Learn from it and move on.
4- Feeling sorry for yourself
Taking responsibility for your life and where you are in it can be extremely empowering. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, figure out how to improve yourself.
5- Being jealous
Instead of being jealous of others, be happy for them. It doesn't make you any less of a person and is only cluttering your mind.
6- Negative thoughts
Those pessimistic thoughts always creeping into your mind are not doing you any good, so get rid of them!
Everyone has insecurities but letting them dominate your thoughts is not a good thing.
8- Comparing yourself to others
Focus on being the best you possible!
9- Fear or worrying about what may happen
Mostly these things never end up happening, so why worry about them?