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--Excerpted from Vibrant Nation
Some worry is natural, and even healthy. For example, worrying can help when you need to plan, prepare, and problem solve. Healthy worry is the kind that lasts for just a brief time, then subsides when the situation has passed or the problem is solved. Healthy worry does not get in the way of your daily activities.
But worry can take on a life of it’s own, and once it does it can be nearly impossible to break free from a spiral of negative thoughts. Constant worry can keep you from living a full life. Instead of enjoying time with your friends and family, you’re trapped in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and emotions. Further, constant worry is not only hard on your mental state, but your physical well-being as well. Anxiety triggers our “fight or flight” response releasing cortisol, a body “fuel” that boosts blood sugar and triglycerides (making it a barrier to weight loss!). When that fuel isn’t released properly, it can wreak havoc on your body...
... So what is the solution? There are some proven ways you can break this negative worry-cycle. Luckily, we have found five really great strategies to help redirect your thoughts when you start to worry. Here are 5 strategies to help you get a handle on worry and get back to living.
1) Set asside a designated worry time.
2) Understand the difference between “solve-able” vs. “what if” worries.
3) Accept uncertainty.
4) Spend more time in the present moment.
5) Talk about your worries
To read the complete article click here: How to Stop Worrying: 5 Strategies to Help You Redirect "Over Thinking" and Negativity.