How to STOP worrying!

There seems to be a lot to worry about in life given we cannot control everything. But worrying is a HUGE drain of your energy and completely useless so today I am going to offer you a way to stop worrying, or at the very least dramatically reduce it.

Honestly I used to be quite the worrywart. As a little girl, when my parents went out for date night they’d have to call home once every hour to assure me they were okay because I was so worried something would happen to them. I continued to experience lots of worry into my adulthood until I learned ways to manage it and accept the unknown in my life.

Worry gives us a false sense of control when we are uncertain about someone or something. When faced with the unknown, worrying is often the default habit we slip into as it gives us a way to seemingly deal with whatever our concern is.

In today’s vlog I breakdown worry for you and teach you a technique that you can start using today to transform from worrywart to dream manifestor!

The thing you most need to understand about worry is that it is using your imagination poorly. Anything you are worrying about you are making up. We cannot predict anything in the future so as long as your mind is going to jump ahead, make what you are making up good!!

You have so much creative mental energy. Use your imagination in a way that creates the feelings and experiences you desire rather than dread. Be sure to watch the vlog to learn how making “Ideal Scenes” will help you do this.

Instead of thinking your worrisome thoughts, create and think thoughts and affirmations, which support presence and peace. Rather than think “What if I do not get a job?”; write down and then redirect your thoughts to, “I am confidently going on job interviews that I am excited about and entertaining multiple offers!”

Worry is fear not love. Your imagination is too creative and expansive to waste on worry. The people in your life are too precious to worry about, send them Loving energy and positive thoughts instead. Your time is too precious to waste on fear-based thoughts.

I want to hear how you are reforming your worrywart! Head on over to the blog and share your positive affirmations in the comments section.

Love,

Christine

How would your life be different if you stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…you free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.” Steve Maraboli

  • Elsie

    I needed this reminder today as I was up from 3am to 4am worrying last night! This vlog was perfect timing for me and such a sweet reminder of how I can redirect my energy – thank you Christine xo

    • Christine Hassler

      Good! SWEET DREAMS – I see a peaceful night of sleep ahead for you. It’s also helpful to write down all the things you are worrying about and then just rip it up in tiny pieces.

  • Lilly

    Your posts are always so serendipitous for me :) Just what I needed today- thanks!!

    • Anna Regina

      I feel the same way every time I open an email from Christine!

    • Christine Hassler

      That is why I do them – I love being able to be part of your inbox :)

  • Anna Regina

    I agree with Lilly 100%! This vlog was EXACTLY what I needed to pull me out of a 3 hour long worry-funk I found myself in. Thanks Christine!

    • Christine Hassler

      My pleasure!!! yay for defunking worry!

  • Natacha

    I love it! Also Ramit Sethi has a very powerful technique: The Worry Vault were I can send all my worries about something I can’t control and so it is useless! This is a powerful image for me too.

    • Christine Hassler

      yes, thank you for sharing that!

  • Amy

    I am a fell on worry wart and have been since I was a little girl and it has really prevented me moving my life forward. This is a fascinating way of looking at worry. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Hassler

      Amy, you can transform your worrywart:)

  • TD

    What do you do when your job makes you have to look into the future, and your brain is just trained to think of the worst case scenario? I am a city planner and I find it’s just enhancing the worry that I already have in me. I’m finding the way of thinking I’ve been trained into by this work is seeping into all areas of my life, and the view of the future is just so bleak! It’s making me want to change careers into something more optimistic. Do you have suggestions on how I can change the way I think, even at a job like this?

  • Davelyn

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for this video. I know so many people, myself included sometimes, that worry, or as I tend to call it out as have plain old anxiety. I like your suggestion to channel that creative energy into best case scenarios, and while I agree that is a more positive way I still think the root of anticipation or having to come up with predictions or outcomes is plagued by anxiety. While the best case scenarios may stave off the more negative ideas that flood a persons thoughts I want to get to the root of it all! For instance, my friend was really nervous about the outcome of a biopsy. She was concerned they would find something and she could have breast cancer at worst since her mother had battled it before. The best case scenario was that it was nothing of concern, but that it was healthy to be proactive and get checked because of her family history. However it was so hard for her to accept that it could be nothing because the Doctors had taken care for her to get a test. She was a mess, and it consumed her for weeks and months. I feel like her fear of getting cancer just like her Mother intercepts all thinking and feeling to the point that I believe her fear is a type of infectious disease. Any kind of check up becomes dreadful periods of time in her life. Can you offer any kind of guidance for this type of worrying?

    Thank you so much in advance.

    Best,
    Davelyn

  • Natasha

    Hi Christine

    I think your videos are fantastic. This video in particular caught my eye as i am a self confessed worrier and some days it takes over. I love this video on your techniques to help with this but what I struggle with is how to deal with others -family, work and friends- demands and worries and not take their worries and issues on too. Any suggestions?

  • Cal

    I watched with great interest the beginning video on Expectation hangovers..while I do have expectations which often transform into angers and resentments..I dont have hangovers and I rarely struggle with expectations of myself But rather with expectations of others and people, places and things..As a matter of fact I am attending Celebrate Recovery meetings to overcome this big hurt, hangup and habit…

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