If You Are Worried, Take Action

If you are worried, here is advice I read in Steve Chandler’s book 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, published by Career Press in 2001.
Replace worry with action. Set your timer for 25 minutes. Write down 5 things that worry you. Five things that have been bothering you awhile or things that just now started bugging you.

To see that worry go down a little on the emotional scale in your mind, write down one little thing that you can do right now to lessen your worry. A step you can take toward solving the problem that worries you.

Then do each of the five steps you stated would help.
All this took 25 minutes.

You will feel a little relief because you took action. You created something positive. Even doing small things will make your fears go away.

Hale Dwoskin in the book called the Sedona Method says you need to release the emotional hold things have on you. Here is a link to his explanation of 4 ways to release emotions: http://www.sedona.com/the-four-ways-of-releasing-surrender.aspx

When you worry about things and keep saying how bad things are to yourself, you make it bigger in your mind. When you can accept it as it is and also accept it if it changes, you will be able to figure out from your intuition what will straighten out the problem.

You want to think about what you want to create. Visualize what you want and take action toward it. Positive visualization without action helps create the possibility. However, visualization with action creates a clearer possibility of achieving the goal you picture in your mind.

Praying the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

And then you can pray the Lord’s Prayer:
“Our Father, who art in Heaven. Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.”

May God bring you to peace. He will take care of you. Believe it. God loves you very much.

Joan Y. Edwards

Copyright © 2010 Joan Y. Edwards. All rights reserved.


2 Responses

  1. Joan,

    What a great idea to share some of the techniques that you have found so helpful. That way you pass on the blessings you have received.

    Linda A.


    • Dear Linda, Thanks for your kind comment. I appreciate it. I do hope that what I found in books might help others, too.

      Joan Y. Edwards joanyedwards@earthlink.net


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