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Audrey Marlene's YES Ezine
July 15, 2010

Why Worry?

July 2010 Newsletter

As a society we spend a lot of time worrying. And our worries are compounded by the media that sensationalizes the news for dramatic effect or ratings. Is there something you constantly worry about? To worry means to carry troubled or uneasy thoughts. It means you are anticipating a negative outcome, a state of mind that will only rob you of the ability to allow peace and joy to reside within. We can spend countless hours worrying and still accomplish nothing.

Worrying can become a destructive habit. It can adversely affect your health in every aspect, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. When you worry, physiological changes are taking place in your body, which can be very damaging. Stress levels intensify, which can lead to increased blood pressure, higher levels of stomach acid, muscle tension and headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, fatigue, and depression to name a few.

How to Eliminate Worry

1.When you find yourself worrying ask yourself the following:

  • How does my worry improve the situation Iím worried about?
  • Am I worrying about something that could be resolved if I become proactive?
  • Is my worry something that can be resolved if I get help?
  • Am I worrying because I donít feel competent to handle a particular situation?

    2.When you find yourself worrying, grab a piece of paper and write down what it is you are worrying about. Next, write down why you feel worried. Analyze what you wrote or you can even share it with someone you love and trust.

    3.Always remember that whatever you are worried about is often magnified in your mind and is never as bad as you think.

    Persistent worrying is pointless, therefore you must make a decision to end the cycle of worry in your life. Choose to nourish your faith and fill your mind with optimism and hope for positive outcomes. A balance of body, mind and spirit means less worry and a healthier body to live in.

    To Your Success
    Audrey Marlene

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