7 Questions that Will Help You Wipe Out Worry

worry worried woman looking a clouds and ocean

The human mind can be a dangerous thing. It can run away with our time, energy, and ability to be fully present in the real world. One of it’s favorite limiting tools is worry.

Fear also loves worry as it can be used to keep us busy and stuck so we don’t take chances or move out of our comfort zone.

If you were able to calculate how much of your life energy was actually wasted on imagining a scary future you would probably be shocked enough to take action and stop letting it control your life. But, how?

Next time you find worry crowding your mind, ask yourself these simple questions:

 

  • Will any children, puppies, or kittens die because of this?
  • Will it matter a week, month, or year from now?
  • What are the facts as of right now?
  • How much of this is my mind creating a negative fantasy?
  • What have I worried about in the past and how did it turn out?
  • How does the worry make me feel?
  • What would happen if I let go of this and chose a more empowered, positive perspective?

You will likely realize that marinating in your future horror stories does not serve you and be ready to focus on something more positive. It’s a simple choice that you get to make with each and every thought. And, if you keep choosing the thoughts that make you feel good, they will eventually become your new normal.

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If you would like the support of a professional coach in letting go of worry and other negative thought patterns that impact how you feel and operate in the world, I would love to talk to you. You can contact me here.

23 thoughts on “7 Questions that Will Help You Wipe Out Worry

  1. Em says:

    This is a great post. I’m a worrier and there are a few things that are going on in my life at the moment that are causing me to worry and I will definitely be asking myself these questions!

  2. This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I have had the worst worry and stress lately, making my self physically ill. I am going to print these questions and hang them in my office, as a great reminder that my worry is bigger than I am and I need to let it go. Thank you so much

  3. Shonda says:

    Such great questions to help put perspective on things especially…What would happen if I let go of this and chose a more empowered, positive perspective? I think this question is very powerful.

    • Linda Luke says:

      Thank you. I do too, especially when it follows – How does worrying about this make me feel? You get to compare the miserable worrying present vs. the empowered possibilities and most of us would choose what feels better.

  4. Bethany says:

    Good questions to process through. Would make great discussion with a trusted friend, not sure I would have the ability to fully embrace the truth of all these questions on my own.

  5. Jenny says:

    Worrying and anxiety are exhausting and depleting. It’s such an upward battle to manage excessive worry and rationalize what is truly beneficial and what is harmful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Janine says:

    So true! It’s so easy to slip into a fabricated realm of “what might happen”, creating a never ending cycle of worry and a negative fantasy as you pointed out! Great questions to bring the focus back to what really matters……it’s funny, I often think about silly stuff I used to worry about and laugh about it now! Thanks for sharing!

  7. francesca says:

    These are such powerful words! My favorite question was: “Will it matter a week, month, or year from now?” it puts *everything* in perspective. Thank you, I really needed this ♥

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