How To Stop the Worry Spiral
Have you ever found yourself down a worry spiral?
The one where it starts with just one thought and pretty soon, your mind has spent about 10 minutes of energy imagining all the other worst case scenarios?
If you’re like me, though, sometimes you are in the spiral and you feel sucked in. It’s like your comfort zone. It feels so much better to worry about something you can’t control, right?
Wrong. Friend – I can NOT begin to emphasize all the effects of those 10 minutes.
It creates stress in your brain and on your body. It is taking up 10 minutes of your life that you will never have back. It creates negative energy that sticks around and shows up later. It literally creates a physical response in your body like a tense head, shoulder, neck, & heart. And when you don’t like the stress & the worry, your body decides to it wants sugar, alcohol, or social media to distract you.
Which only creates a greater, negative net effect on you and your body.
So what do we do?
- Connect with your body.
Really pay attention to it. You can do this with yoga, mindfulness, or my 5 to 5. Take 5 long seconds to observe your 5 senses. Then check in with your body and how it feels.
2. Transform the worry into wisdom.
I have a guide with 4 questions that take you from worry to wisdom. You can get your free copy by emailing me. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Get your mind in shape.
Start learning how to have mind & emotional fitness just like you need physical & spiritual fitness.
It’s so important for us to take care of ourselves and not with bubble baths and a candle – although those can be rewards and help create relaxing environments. You have to take care of the small things. The small 10 minute worry spirals. Start today & let me know what you think.
Right now, for the month of October only, I’m offering my free New Year’s Workshop: Live By Design to any new clients. This online workshop is valued at $150 and will be scheduled early January. Make sure to sign up this month!
XO – Natalie