Freedom of Worries for Stress-Sensitive People
Freedom of worries is also freedom in mind. In fact, that’s where it all starts! What is freedom if we have everything we need, but without noticing and enjoying it because of gnawing worries?
Our mind is bombarded with information in this day and age. It can prevent you from experiencing freedom when it’s in overdrive and won’t get quiet. That’s why it’s good to remind yourself from time to time to shut down for a while and let go of the noise.
What can help you to experience more freedom of worries? Here are a few tips…
- Let nature empty your head
- Don’t watch the news every day
- Let go 96% of your worries
- Do your work prompt
- What about stress and worries at work?
Go to the seaside or walk in nature
When your head is full of noise and you can’t think clearly anymore, go to a not too crowded and wide space like the seaside. For me, that always helps. Open and windy spaces like that can blow the clutter out of your head for a while.
Also, the vastness of the environment can make your problems seem much smaller! Afterward, you’ll see things from another perspective. It can also stimulate your creativity in problem-solving.
Ideally, you should put aside time every week to empty your head of worries. Instead, enjoy through your senses the beauty and forces of nature. It was all created with a purpose, and letting it calm you down is one of them. That’s where a sense of freedom starts to grow…
Don’t watch the news every day
The news can be interesting, but to be honest… How much GOOD news do we get? If you think the news doesn’t influence you, you’re wrong. Ask yourself: do I feel happier after watching the news? Did it inspire me with upbuilding creativity? Did it relax or refresh me? Probably not.
I’ve heard a lot of people say the news depresses them. Many exchanged the time they watched the news to do other things instead. Look for things that cheer you up. After a little while, you’ll feel the difference. A few worries less in your life!
But now you maybe think you’ll miss the news that might be important to you. Don’t worry! Your friends or family will keep you up to date with the most important things they heard.
Or you could read from time to time just a few headlines on the internet. That way you can be selective with what you want to click on and read. But be careful with what you allow to enter your mind and how much time you spend on it.
Let go 96% of your worries
Do you worry so much you can hardly think about anything else anymore? Be comforted knowing that you’re not alone! We live in a time with countless possibilities and yet worries have never been so common.
What things do we generally worry about?
40 % about things that will never take place
30 % about things that happened in the past
22 % about everyday and unimportant things
4 % about things we can’t change
4 % about things we CAN change
So if only 4% of your worries are worth worrying about, then let go of all the rest! Start analyzing your worries to determine which 4% is useful and eliminate the other 96%. You’ll feel a lot lighter and freer!
Do your work prompt
Don’t procrastinate. By procrastinating you’ll create more worries – even if it’s in the back of your mind. It takes energy away and can be as an extra weight on your shoulders.
When you keep up with your work you’ll feel satisfied. Enjoy it for a moment and reward yourself. It’s like a little victory. Your pleasure center will fire of the hormone dopamine as a reward. That pleasure and feeling of victory will give you a sense of freedom as well. You’ve conquered the tasks instead of the tasks conquering you!
But maybe you often can’t keep up with your work, although you really try to. Then you’re probably taking on too much and overreaching yourself. Revisit your to-do list and see what can be left out or deleted.
Have the right priorities and let go of the rest. It can be a big challenge these days with so many possibilities and responsibilities. See it as a project to work on instead of fighting against it. Having your things in order really is another little step towards more freedom!
10 other tips
On her website, Courtney also expands on the subject with 10 more ways to worry less:
- Read a book
- Lose control
- Take Action
- Tell Someone
- Write it down
- Act like Scarlet O’Hara
- Don’t Google it
- Help someone
What about worries and stress at work?
If you suffer from a lot of stress and worries in your current job, it might be a good moment to consider looking for another career. With the evolution of the internet, things have changed vastly.
I can tell you that there are now much more opportunities to work from the comfort at home and be your own boss, then has ever been possible! If you’re looking for ways out, starting your own own business at home, could bring solutions.
If you have other ideas and tips, please write them below. Maybe they can form the basis of another blog post…
I wish you a happy day with less stress and more freedom of worries!