Can You Really Get Over Worry?
Settling down your internal state helps eliminate an onslaught of bad solutions including worry. Worry is a habitual and often impulsive reaction to life’s surprises. Do you ever have a day without them? When you stay calm in the face of a life shock, alert at your job, and involved in something with little stimulation, you feel wonderful and guess what? You don’t worry. Pamela Peeke, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, who is a long time meditator and treats food addictions, suggests that if you can delay an impulse by hitting an internal pause button, you are less likely to follow through on the thought. There are specific tools you can use to access your inner resources.
Doing some other things like exercise and meditation develops the pause button. If you need to feel calmer, these two good-habit-forming activities can do the trick. On the other hand, if you want to enhance your energy and drive, both of these activities are secret passageways to living your edge and accessing profound ideas from your deepest mind. Best of all, your happiness increases, worry disappears, and you stay in control of your life.
Remember A. A. Milne’s words: Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
In June Carol and Bill will be teaching in the L.A. area Doing Hypnosis and Neuroscience for Clinicians. Register at Pesi.com
Carol and Bill’s new book, The Worry-Free Mind is on Amazon for pre-order.
All our best for the best of May.
Carol and Bill