Excessive worry con appear in different forms for different people – some worry about catching some horrible disease, others about getting fired, and some worry about dying in a tragic airplane accident. All I know is that we often waste too much valuable time worrying about stuff that will probably never, ever happen.
But what if you could live without worrying about issues that you can’t control? What would you be, do or have if fear didn’t keep you stuck? Can you imagine how liberating and powerful you would feel? Would you finally go skydiving, start taking your first acting lesson or start building that dream business? That’s why I decided to share with you the same “30 Day Worry Free Challenge” that helped me change my life for good.
What’s in it for you?
It’s scientifically proven that constant worrying affects every aspect of your life, especially your mental and physical health. It produces stress chemicals that suppress your immune system raising your blood pressure, slowing down recovery time, it affects your digestion process and it leaves you open to all forms of diseases. Extreme worry also promotes anxiety, depression and any other brain disorder.
Adding to that, your creativity and positive attitude basically turn to shit, hindering your God-given ability to come up with solutions for your problems. In simpler terms, “constant worry can literally turn your life into a living hell!”
So here’s the challenge: “Can you go a full 30 days without worrying about the same old issues that are keeping you stuck?”
Here are a couple of tips that’ll help you get started.
Excessive worry, just like television, is extremely good at one thing: “Keeping you glued down.” That’s why you need a big enough vision that’ll inspire you to move in the right direction. Write down real goals that’ll create the life that you want and then design a custom strategy for each one. Then start taking small steps until you reach it, no matter how many obstacles you have to face during your journey.
2- Haters and setbacks: “Your initiation to Mastery.”
Here’s the thing, if you are trying to achieve something big you will inevitably gain attention from a lot of hateful, envious and insecure people. Consider this an initiation into greatness, not a roadblock. Different people have different opinions of you depending on how they see the world. So keep being true to whom you are and eventually those who like you will come. Oh, and don’t worry; rats don’t like high altitudes, so keep on reaching for the skies my friend.
Setbacks, on the other hand, are the best way to learn from real world experience. Every great person probably fell thousands of times before they reached their level of greatness. But it was their perseverance, their unshakable vision and their ability to learn from every single mistakes what helped them reach the top.
3-Avoid filling your head with negativity
Unless you or your family is in real danger you don’t need to read, watch or listen to today’s toxic news. Have you noticed how they love talking about tragedies, disease and injustice, but rarely give you a positive solution? Off course; fear and worry is how they get you hooked into wanting to know more. The same goes for crappy reality shows and gossip programs. I really don’t understand some people’s fascination with other’s success when all they have to do is turn off their TV’s and start building their own.
“Life is full of great opportunities. You just have to ignore other people’s limitations and start looking for your own way to succeed.”
4- Feel your fears and do it any way
A great way to overcome worry is to face your fears by moving towards them with courage. This also helps you gain feedback from your strategies and actions. For example, if you’re afraid to talk to a cute girl or a very difficult client, suck it up and approach them anyway. After all, what’s the worst that could happen? Or better yet, what’s the best…? But if you let worry keep you stuck you might never know. Just relax and know that whatever happens, good or bad, will become a lesson that’ll give you confidence and help you to deal with future situations.
5-Take your daily shot of blessings
How many times a day do you bless what you have? Think about it: Can you eat 3 times a day? Bless it. Are your kids healthy? Bless them. Does your crummy job pay your bills? Bless it. Does your horrible boss inspire you to want something better? Bless that S.O.B. Being thankful can become a great habit that’ll serve you well, especially during hard times.
Destroy your biggest worries by blessing the gifts that life has already given you, no matter how small they might seem compared to others. I believe that when you’re grateful for what you have, you receive more blessings to be grateful for, always at a perfect time and in a perfect way.
6-Teach your Mind to “Chill Out”
There are a couple of ways to relax and quiet your mind, but in my opinion, meditation is still the best way to go. It’s easy. It’s free. And you don’t need a prescription to use it. Just tap in “guided meditation” on YouTube and try the one you like for at least these 30 days.
Quieting your mind from your daily metal chatter increases your creativity, your drive, your energy, and it helps your body heal itself faster. It also raises your level of intuition and overall awareness, turning you into a great problem solver. Your emotions also become more balanced helping you sleep better, focus more and relate better to others. You can even watch how most of your stress related medical conditions disappear (just like it happened to me).
If meditation isn’t your thing you can also go to the beach, go to church, walk in the park, go dancing, listen to your favorite uplifting music, do Yoga, or go jogging.