I was recently working with a coaching group and the subject of worry came up so I thought I would share this with you on my blog.
Think of something that you do everyday unconsciously, like driving or the work you do or getting ready in the morning to go about your day. Well during the time that you are doing these things, unconsciously you are predicting what you will do if something doesn’t go exactly as your unconscious plan.
In other words, lets say you are getting ready to go about your day and your plan or routine gets sidetracked due to noticing that your favorite shirt has a stain on it. Well, unconsciously you have already asked yourself “what would I do if…”?
Unconsciously you would pick your second favorite shirt and you’re out the door. You have solved your problem using your subconscious mind even before it actually happens.
This happens all day long as you go through the things in your day that are habitual. Lets say you are at work and you have your day planned, suddenly your boss tells you that you have to attend a meeting on short notice. Well, since this is a common occurrence, you have subconsciously solved the problem before it arrived, you asked yourself “what would I do if…”?
Once your boss gives you this information, your subconscious mind works on its own to deliver your conscious mind the way to solve the problem.
Okay, so what does all this have to do with worry? Well the thinking process is the same with worry as it is with all your other thoughts, the big difference however is that when you worry, you never stop and ask “what would I do if…”?
When you worry, you just continue to play the worry loop over and over in your mind and never stop to think!
So lets say that it’s the first week of the month and you have no money or income coming in but the rent or mortgage payment is due by the first of the following month. Well here comes the worry thinking!
You begin to play the worry loop over and over in your mind. It sounds something like this. Oh my word, I don’t have enough money to pay my mortgage, I am going to lose my home. You begin to repeat this over and over in your mind and begin the worry process, which sets up fear at the emotional level and anxiety in your body.
This process begins to cause depression and can eventually cause dis-ease in the body! This all happens because you have made a choice not to think!
This happens in all areas of our lives, not just with finances. The main thing to understand is that you can stop the worry yourself! It’s your choice! Stop playing this con game on yourself and take control of your thinking.
As humans we are gifted with the ability to think. We are the only creatures on the planet as far as we know that have this gift, yet 95% of people never actually think!
So think about what has been causing you worry. Stop and ask “what would happen if”? I am certain that you will realize that your life won’t be over and you now you can put yourself in a more positive vibration. That positive vibration is really “feeling good” and if you feel good, you will attract good. You will attract the people, resources and ideas you need to solve your problem rather than playing the worry loop over and over and solving nothing.
I know for a fact that worry has never solved any problems so snap yourself out of the loop and ask yourself “what would happen if”?
To Your Success!