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30 Seconds to Don't Worry and Be Happy!

     Bob Dylan wrote “don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright”.  I think that writing that line was a lot easier to do than walking that line. Worries pop into your head wither you like it or not. Clouding up your thoughts and wasting your precious energy on things that may or may not happen, things beyond your control.  You can worry yourself into a situation that is negative simply by focusing your attention on that possible result. Doomsday thinking leading to doomsday results. But how can we stop these worries from plaguing us? How do we get them to just go away? Here are some simple ideas on how to beat the worry and claim your thoughts for your own.

  • Zoom out from the problem:  Try to look at the problem from a perspective that puts it in relation to all the other things going on in your life. Keep zooming out and the smaller the problem is going to look. Can you see the issue now in relation to your overall problems? Can you zoom out to see your issue in relation to the problems of the world? See how small your worry is getting? Now is it in perspective? You can come back to focus on the problem later on but first, zoom out.
  • Send your love out: Try sending your love out to a bigger issue. Step away from your issue for a moment and focus your attention the larger issues that are going on out there. Something that is important too you. Saving the whales or the South American rainforest for example. Imagine yourself sending your love energy to that cause or issue. Imagine the problem being solved in your mind as you send out your love, empathy and appreciation.  The more of your love that you send out, the more love that will come back too you. The universe works in reciprocity like that. “The love you take is equal to the love you make”, John Lennon. This step helps ground you and give you a look at your issue in a better perspective. From here your problems should start looking like not as much of a big deal as you thought and you can feel the anxiety lifting.
  • From a new perspective:  Now you can look at the problem and take the next logical step from this more relaxed perspective. You can take the energy you were burning away by worrying and focus it on a logical solution for your problem. You should d now be able to easily take level headed, energy efficient proper next steps toward a solution. If you don’t know what the next step is going to be toward the solution to your problem then find someone who does. The whole point is that now you are approaching the issue from a place of power and strength; no longer from frantic worry.

      Now you can see there are a few simple steps you can take to end the worry cycle. Try using these steps every time you find yourself worrying and it will drastically change your life. If you catch yourself worrying just zoom out, send out your love and then look back from a new perspective.  You will be in a place of power in just 30 seconds. That’s all it takes to try these steps!