There are not many of us who can say that they have never worried about something in our lives. We all worry some, as a result, we are all slowly killing ourselves.
When we worry about something, we release stress hormones that increase blood flow, increase heart rate, and raise blood pressure.
These things are proven to lead to serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Worrying sends the mind and body into a “fight or flight” mode that is constantly on alert until you are calm enough to reduce the hormone that sends these messages to your brain.
Our bodies are prepared for small moments of fear, which is proven when we feel the hair on the back of our neck stand to attention when we feel we are in danger. The moment the danger is over, our bodies go back to their normalcy.
But, when we worry, the moment of giving that fear hormone a break is dissolved and is instead on constant alert. This is not good because it forces our bodies to remain feeling as if it is in danger.
“Our body does not know the difference between worrying about something and running from a potential harm,” stated cardiologist Dr. Richard Stansman.
“This is why it’s critical to release the stress energy that tends to remain trapped in the body if it doe not have an outlet.”
Worrying only causes problems with our health that can prove to be deadly if it goes unchecked for too long.
Why people worry: It goes without saying that people worry about things that they want to change or improve, not realizing that they are only intensifying the challenges that they must overcome to have a clear mind. Worrying actually hinders us from solving the challenges that we face, and instead, places us in a position where our stress causes us to think erratically.
“When a person excessively worries, the fight or flight mechanism becomes overactive, releasing excessive amounts of adrenaline, causing us to see dangers that are not really there or to overestimate danger,” wrote psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Irving Schattner in his article entitled “Why Do We Worry So Much?”. According to Dr. Schattner, this process of pushing our bodies into an intensified state of anxiety through worry is counterproductive and prevents us from solving anything.
It is all about control: It is believed that control plays a major role in people’s need to worry. We want to control situations, people, and circumstances but we do not realize that our need to control only increases the outcome that we least desire. If worrying about something prevents a person from thinking with a clear mind, then do not worry.
The Big Q: Why harm our health, prevent ourselves from having the mental capacity to solve your issue, and feel anxiety when you do not have to?
The Bog A: Worrying about things we either want or need is not going to bring those outcomes our way. The only way to ensure that you receive the end results of a situation or problem is to think about each phase of the issue and how you will approach them to get closer to your desired outcome.
When we eliminate worry from life,we open the mind to all of the possibilities present. It is hard to see those possibilities when we are worried or stressed. Additionally, accepting those things that you cannot change in life will assist you in your ability to move forward without much worry.
We all worry about things that we care about. Worrying is a part of life that we just cannot seem to avoid. We can control the amount of worrying that we do.
Remember that your health, mind, and spirit count on your ability to remain calm and breathe your way through life’s challenges.
It will all work out if you believe, and never let anything disturb your peace of mind.
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