One thing I've come to realize is that entrepreneurs worry a lot. Worrying about making your business a success, worrying about how you're going to pay the bills, and worrying about what other people think of you.
I promise you - this can stop. I know because I used to be a chronic worrier and now it's almost non-existent! This might seem unbelievable, but it's true.
Here's what I've come to realize about worry. That it does not help anyone, including yourself. It does not change the outcome. If anything, it makes things worse because when we worry we just bring more to worry about to ourselves.
Here are 5 ways that you can stop the worry head-on, and start living a life of peace, joy and happiness - which also leads to faster results!
Step 1: Realize that you weren't born with knowing how to worry. You were a tiny, perfect little being filled with love. Worrying was taught to you, likely by an influential person in your world, such as a parent or caregiver. So when you are in worry mode, and you hear all of those thoughts running through your mind, ask yourself whose voice is that? Immediately follow it with; "it's not mine". This is simple, but powerful. Tell yourself this over and over when worry peaks its ugly head. It helped me immensely!
Step 2: Think about what happens when you start to worry. Do you shift into this mode during the day or does it start when you wake-up? How does the world look and feel when you worry? Contrast this to when you feel great. Do you shift into this state during the day or does it start when you wake-up? How does the world look and feel when you feel good? Notice the differences.
Step 3: Realize that sometimes worry will move you into action. It might actually help you move away from something you no longer want to something you really do want. It may start that initial process of you doing something different. See if there is a time where it actually moved you into action. Also know there is a positive intention behind worry. What is the positive purpose behind worrying? What is it trying to protect you from or even move you away from as stated above? Gaining awareness around this will help you to move through it when it does occur.
Step 4: Know that not everyone is going to like you. That's just the way it is. Ask yourself if you can help more people by hiding and worrying what others think of you, or by being your true self and shining your light? Not everyone needs or will appreciate your gifts, and that's okay. Think about the people who really do need your help. They are worth stepping into the light.
Step 5: Realize how powerful you are. I once learned that one human being has enough energy to light up an entire city. Pretty amazing right? We're just not utilizing our full potential and energy in a productive way. We're using it, but to worry!
Step 6: Start creating results. You are powerful. You are worthy. Use that fantastic ability you have inside yourself to create the results you want. Part of this process involves faith. Faith in the universe having your back. Go after what you want and let go of controlling how it will come in. Be open to receiving it. Believe in this process until you start seeing the results you want. Once you more and more results, it will be a lot harder to slip back into worry because you will have so much evidence of it working. Trust me, it works.
Step 7: Get lots of sleep! Worry creeps in the most when we're tired. Set boundaries around your sleep. Turn the computer off at a certain time, and allow yourself to relax and go to sleep at a decent time. You know how much sleep you need in order to thrive. Everyone is different.
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