Why Worry? Here's How to Break the HabitBy David Burvill
The great diversity of human emotions brings stimulating and positive variety to our lives, enhancing our emotional adventure, and facilitates meaningful and uplifting social interactions. We grow from this range of emotion and define ourselves as human because of it. Some emotions, however, can obstruct our paths to happiness, and there are some effective ways to free ourselves from these hindrances without losing what defines us as human.
Controlled levels of stress can become powerful motivators in times of laziness or complacency, and can bring valuable attention to our intuition. Coming to terms with the time constraints and limitations of our lives can certainly become influential in our desire to make positive change; however, we can do far more good with another way of thinking. Worry is far less defined than a healthy wake-up call. Worry allows cortisol to flood the brain and counter-productively cloud and distort our mental processing. In extreme cases, over-worrying can cripple the mind into inaction. We can achieve far more with intentful, positive, logical thinking.
Time spent worrying is time that could otherwise be invested positively, for example in reducing the probability of the worrying event occurring in the first place! My goal isn't to remove all worry from the world, or explain how we should feel in life, but to offer a few methods and techniques to practice controlling and minimizing this unproductive feeling, and to help build a more peaceful, productive and happy frame of mind.
It is understood that emotions and thoughts are entirely internal to our own minds (no one else can directly access our thoughts), and we interact only through external actions and experiences. Therefore, our internal thoughts are purely that: internal and exclusively ours. No one els