An exercise in worrying less

One of the fastest ways to kill your mood (and your manifesting success) is to worry that something will turn out bad. If you believe that your thoughts are prepaving your future, then worrying is only laying the groundwork for your fears to come true. The more detailed your worries are, the more energy and power you give them. Same goes for frequency – if you’re thinking about all that can go wrong multiple times a day, you’re not only expanding your vision of what you don’t want, but you’re spending less time thinking about the things you do want in your life.

So what’s a practical way to worry less? Simple. Designate a special time each day for worrying. Don’t be stingy with your time – give yourself, say, an hour to worry about all of the things in your life that you want to worry about.  Nothing is off limits here. It doesn’t matter how big or small the worry is – this is the time for you to think about it.

But here’s the kicker. It’s important to set aside the right time of day to do all of your worrying. Don’t start your day worrying because you want to start off your days focusing on all that is going right in your life so you can create more of those things. And you don’t want to end your day worrying because you want to have thoughts of gratitude and positivity in your mind so that they can seep into your subconscious mind as you sleep.

A good time to do your daily worrying is the 7 p.m. hour. But once the hour is up, you can’t worry anymore.  At any time in the day, when you feel yourself beginning to worry, tell yourself: I have to wait until 7 p.m. to think about this. And then consciously switch your thoughts to something else.

Try this out for a week. If you find that you forget to worry when your hour of worry comes, you can’t worry at a later time – you have to wait until the next day when that hour comes along. When you give yourself a concentrated hour to worry, you just might realize that your worries don’t have to take up as much time as you think.

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