Talk about limiting beliefs!….we all do this from time to time. We worry about something from our past, something that is happening now, creating our worst fears for tomorrow and are biting or nails about mistakes we make now that will leave us homeless and alone in a zombie apocalypse 10yrs from now. Yikes!
The challenge this week is to catch your worry and bring yourself back to the present. Get curious and mindful about what’s going on. Ask yourself:
- What am I feeling right now?
- What actual information do I have?/What are the actual facts of these worries?
- Is there anything I can do right now about these worries?
- Is this worry doing anything to help me now?
Chances are, the worry is not helping you. Focus on things you can do to really help yourself. Maybe instead of worrying about the dishes piling up, go and clean what’s in the sink-poof! worry gone. If you are worrying about getting a bonus this year, go ask your boss what the likeliness of a raise this year looks like while giving him a list of things you’ve accomplished over your typical responsibilities. I guarantee that staying in the present will help you focus better, minimize your worry and give you more energy to do what you actually can!