Sometimes your thought might wander to places it shouldn’t go to, creating an unnecessary concern and anxiety for you.
Those worrisome thought always comes with negative influence. Most times, you can’t avoid them entirely but knowing that it wouldn’t help the situation might help you get over them.
For instance, you may start worrying you’d pass the exams after performing badly in the test, or if you can pass the interview after many failed attempts.
These thoughts are not necessary, yet you just allow it overwork you. Sometimes, it might not be easy holding off such thoughts. However, you can focus your thoughts on positivity to put away the negative side.
At one point in your life, you might worry about certain things like rents, relationships, employment, and even your health.
While it may not be entirely wrong, you should not allow them to overcome or control you. At this point, try to direct your mind to positive feelings.
These worrisome thoughts can do more harm to you, so here are 12 reasons you have to dispel them.
Thoughts can arise as a result of some health issues, depression, anxiety disorder (chronic worrying), emotional stress, suicidal thoughts, and so on.
All these affect our health in the wrong way and depreciate us even more. So, here are some reason you should stop all these worrisome thoughts because it can cause;
- Rapid breathing
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle tension and aches
- Short-term memory loss
- Shortness of breath
- Immune system suppression
- Heart attack
- Digestive disorder
- Irregular heartbeat
To avoid the above reason(s) and stay positive, there are ways you can dispel those thoughts such as;
- Understand the thought first
Know it is normal to have worrisome thought once in a while, because our thought comprises of both the good and the bad, so it’s okay to have them in the first place.
Do not try to suppress them because they will only be accumulating. Surely, they will be too much for you when they finally explode.
So, the first thing to do is to accept them as part of your thought and evaluate them, Again, if they are not producing anything good, then, disengage from them.
- Channel your focus on other things
Worrying has never solved a single problem and it never will. Even in personal cases, instead, it will be making the situation even worse.
While you would have been focused on what can improve it, you are busy focusing on what will deprive you.
Therefore, dispel these negative thoughts by focusing your mind on activities that can make you stay positive.
- Believe not in your thought
Having negative and positive thoughts is normal as earlier said. It’s nothing to start beating up yourself for.
Again, there is no need to worry too much about them unless when they start intruding your thoughts and occupying your mind.
So when such happens, you have to try as much as possible to dispel them by not believing in them.
In as much as the mind is a part of us and controls our thoughts, it isn’t supposed to take charge of us because it isn’t whole of us.
So, you need to separate your mind from self. This is because most occasions you may not feel bad but the mind does.
So, let the other aspects of your being like the physical and spiritual help change your thoughts. This is possible when you don’t listen to them or believe them.
That’s actually one way to push out the negative thoughts so that you can feel better.
- Let your thoughts be positive-minded
You may not be able to remove those worrisome thoughts from your mind, but you can make it not to dictate your life for you.
The best thing to do is to find positivity in every negative thought, this way, you can be able to heal faster and better.
For example, you may lose your job, and some of the worrisome thoughts might be “why should it happen now”, “maybe I am not as good as I thought”, “Am never lucky at anything”, etc., will be wandering your mind.
But when you replace them with positive thoughts such as “this is the opportunity for me to try new things out”, ‘” it’s not the end of the world, I will keep moving forward”, “I believe I will get a better job” and so on.
Let not your thoughts hinder you from the good things that are yet to come. Getting worried about the past will never lead you to the blessings ahead.
- Allow your worries to be productive
Worrying isn’t good and yields nothing fruitful, but if at all you have to worry, then let the worry bring forth positive change.
You can achieve it by creating time within the day when you can reflect on all your negative thoughts. If possible, write them all down. After identifying them, try to find out how these problems can be tackled.
At the end of each worrying session, know the ones that have solutions and then, solve. Those that don’t, carry them over till the next day worrying session.
Continue like this till you find solutions to all. In this way, way you don’t have to worry about anything because it yielding solutions.
But in some cases, there are some worrisome thoughts that you may not find a solution for. In that case, you have to disentangle yourself from them and let go.
- Create a fun time
Another way you can dispel these worrisome thoughts is to spend time with your friends, families and loved ones.
Having these thoughts can also stir up anxiety which can lead to depression. So, in times like this, you can find solace among your loved ones than isolating yourself.
Creating fun time will help shift your focus from those negative thoughts. Then, you get focused on those fun activities to feel better.
- Try relaxation techniques
Relaxing the body is one the ways to free your mind off worries as it put your mind at ease. This technique positively affects the body as it will make the muscles to be less rigid and tensed.
So, you can try this method by engaging in meditation, listening to soothing music, breathing exercises, yoga, repetitive prayer, and having a warm bath.
- Avoid negative influence
Sometimes, we worry about the negative things we heard. Do they matter? Ask yourself if those things worth worrying about. That isn’t encouraging at all, so avoid it.
Try to avoid friends that always feed your mind with worrisome stories. As much as you can, avoid even situations that might trigger your worries.
Because those negative influences will always affect you negatively, and wouldn’t give you time to heal yourself and stay positive.
- Talk to someone
When you share what is troubling you with someone, you can ease your mind off your thoughts. Remember to share with not just anyone, but a trusted friend or family member.
When the worrisome condition becomes so critical, you can even talk to a therapist, such as a psychologist.
Talk to someone that can offer a listening ear without judgmental acts. You will feel relieved doing so and it might even surprise you at how a solution might come up.
- Practice mindfulness meditation
Practicing mindfulness meditation is one of the ways you can put your mind at ease. It will make it focus on the present and forget the past.
This technique helps to control the mind to put it on the object of focus, and again, bring it back when it wanders away.
This helps to stop negative thoughts and reduces stress as well.
- Do what you find pleasure in
Doing the things you love can disengage worrisome thoughts from your mind. For instance, you can take a brisk walk, do some interesting house chores or any other thing that can keep your mind busy.
There are times when you may not be able to do the above, like in the night when those thoughts won’t allow you to sleep.
What you have to do is to do some mind exercises like counting 1- 100 backward. Similarly, you may choose another thing to keep your mind busy in order not to leave room for worries.
- Find inspiration
Find what or who inspires you. Sure, they’ll serve as a motivational force to push you through those thoughts. Let the inspiration reflects on what your thoughts are so that the effect will be immense.
You can also find some inspirational quotes that can help you, as it will serve as a guide to dispel those thoughts.
Worrisome thoughts can lead to fear and anxiety even over what isn’t worth it. However, because you have channeled your energy into these thoughts, it makes them look worse than it ought to have been.
There are many reasons we worry or think over nothing, worry in all its entity is not bad. In fact, it can help us to appreciate the peace of mind, but not only that.
Also, its a part of us that needs answers to its hunting questions. We can either choose to find answers to these questions or act neglect them.
However, from the above-mentioned points, you might have understood reasons you shouldn’t allow worrisomeness to overcome.
This is because, if you leave them to linger, they are more likely to make things worse for you both physically and mentally.