Worrywarts are people who anticipate the next problem in their life. They often wonder when the next world disaster will happen. It’s normal for them to worry about everything, even things outside their control. Instead of living in the moment and dealing with the here and now, people who worry all the time are always looking for new threats or dangers and expecting them to happen, often irrationally.
If that sounds like you, you need to stop!
Research shows that the amount of worrying you do determines your lifespan. Consistently elevated stress levels lead to damage to both mind and body. So, if you are living with the expectation of problems and difficulties in your life, you are setting yourself up for serious trouble.
You may think of yourself or other people as born optimists or born pessimists, but optimism can actually be learned. It involves a shift in mindset, and that may take some time and practice, but when you start thinking of the glass being half full instead of half empty, you’ll be surprised at how much better you can cope with things that might previously have stressed you out. Next time you feel stressed about a situation, take the time to sit and reflect at what positives might actually come from it instead of focusing solely on the negatives.
Get ready for the Stress Busters 21-Day Challenge coming in August!