A Simple Technique For Overcoming Fear And Worry

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You no doubt start getting a tight, queezy feeling in the pit of your stomach, your chest my even start hurting, and you can feel your heart start to race. You will notice that you irritable, nervous, probably having trouble concentrating on anything. Getting to sleep at night is an issue for you or you wake up in the wee hours of the morning and your finances is the first thing your mind goes to.

A nice goal to work towards is to find useful methods for overcoming worry and anxiety. Discover solutions to help you calm down and put yourself in a more relaxed and positive state of mind because if you can operate at that level, you will feel healthier both mentally and physically.

One technique for doing this is to have a specified "worry time" during the day or evening in which you set aside a specific period of time in which you are free to worry like crazy. At other times during the day, when fear, worries, and anxiety start to enter your mind, you remind yourself that you will save all this up for later in the day. It ends up being a neat little mental trick that gets you to get your mind off your worries and focused on other more pertinent things....like your work or whatever the task at hand might be.

Give yourself 15 or 20 minutes at a specific time of day every day to worry about your problems and let all those anxious feelings surface. Give yourself permission to worry about anything and everything only during this specific time of the day. Feel the anxiety and accept it. Don't feel guilty about it, don't try to suppress it, and just really let yourself worry and be anxious only during this designated period of time. If your start to worry or become anxious throughout the day, tell yourself that you cannot worry about it right now, but will add to the list to deal with during the specified "worry period."

Once the worry time is over, it is over. Let go of the worry until the next day, when you can worry about it then. It sounds too simple to work, but if you are not denying yourself time to worry, and not beating yourself up and feeling guilty when you do worry, you are more likely to lessen the amount of worrying you will do, even during the worry period. It is a very effective method of overcoming worry and anxiety.

Compartmentalizing your worries and fears like this, will help you stay more upbeat and productive during the day and it will do wonders for your self-esteem because you begin to realize that you can control your fears. Not to mention what it does for your ulcers, headaches, heart palpitations and etc. Another added benefit to this approach is that you may often find yourself being more productive and creative at other tasks because you are now able to give them your full attention.

Begin making out your list of things to concentrate on during a "worry period." Feel free to add things to the list during the day as they come up, but postpone dealing with the issues until worry time. Try this technique of overcoming worry and anxiety and see if you don't start to feel better, with a noticeable improvement in your ability to handle life's problems.
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