How to Eliminate Worry
As opposed to attacking worry head, I propose a much easier more oblique approach. But before you can do this you have to quiet your mind. Stop taking any drugs, and try to eliminate as much background noise as possible, this includes but is not limited to, gossip, newspapers, tv, heavy metal or rap music and certain forms of the internet. If you start this new regimen of watching what you put in your head as much as what your putting in your body, within a week or so your mind will quiet down sufficiently enough to begin.
ONE. Start carefully listening to yourself, take note and study intently everything you say or think, become conscious of the amazing number of doleful and negative remarks you are constantly uttering, either out loud or to yourself. Observe how little time you spend in the present moment. You’re not going to like what you find out. It will be a revelation of just how little time you spend in the present and how negative and depressing you sound.
TWO. Be honest with yourself and ask “do I honestly believe what I’m saying or thinking?” or am I just mouthing and thinking negativism because I either falsely believe it serves me in some way, or I’m simply conditioned to respond in a certain way, like an automaton.
THREE. Start to adopt the practice of trying to say or think the exact opposite of what you originally thought. This will be very difficult at first because we are addicted to the process of ready, shoot, aim, but with practice, it becomes easier and easier. As you practice this it becomes a pleasure to start hearing positive remarks coming out of your mouth or head as opposed to the same old negative self-defeating bullshit you’ve been telling yourself or others for god knows how many years.
FOUR. Keep track and take note of the way you feel and how others react to you. Instead of saying I feel “ok”, or “hanging in there”, when someone asks you how your feeling, say, “I feel great” or “fantastic”! You’ll be amazed, the effect this simple response will have on you and others, especially if you can sound enthusiastic.
FIVE. Be the cause of the effect you desire. Trust God and help others. Do this and you’ll actually start stimulating good outcomes. By being proactive with your words and deeds instead of reactive you gain power and worry will disappear.