We worry about an awful lot of things, things we may not have any control over. Below you’ll find a list of 10 things that you can stop worrying about.
Don’t be fooled while the list a great one it will take some work to stop the worrying pattern because the “worrying” neuropathways in your brain have already been set. So, when you begin to stop worrying and look at life a little differently you are creating new healthy neuropathways.
1. Other people’s expectations for your life
This is your life. You have to live with the consequences of the decisions you make and the actions you take, so you should make them according to what you want for and from your life, not what someone else thinks you “should” do with your life.
2. Not having enough money
The real secret generating wealth is to spend less and save more. Develop money saving habits and be decisive about how much you will save each month. Create a financial planner to help you prioritize where you are spending your money. Be gentle on yourself leave some money for small rewards, and nice to have items. After all you want to be able to stick to these positive spending habits for the long term. There are few things more rewarding and more exhilarating than seeing your savings account swell with money on a regular basis.
3. Not having a clue what you’re doing with your life
Very few people know exactly what they want in life. The happiest people however, set goals and are ambitious and positive about what they can and want to achieve. Many also practice gratitude either in the form of a journal or in daily meditative practices.
4. How much you weigh
The number on the scales is much less important than how you feel inside. Rather than setting a goal to be a set number, try setting a goal to self-care including regular exercise and healthy eating habits.
6. Stop judging what other people do and how they live
Everyone’s life is different. The only life you can live is your own. You can change your own life, you can set your own boundaries and limitations or you can reach further and run faster. Stop looking at what others do and don’t have, instead decide what you want your life to be like and chase that dream.
7. The number of social media connections you have
Does it really matter? Go spend time with real people that you actually know and care about.
8. Stop caring about how old you are.
9. Stop caring about things you can’t control.
If there’s nothing you can do to impact the person or the situation, then don’t waste your energy worrying about it.
10. Your life plan going exactly as you had mapped out when you were younger.
Be flexible; enjoy the changes and the new opportunities they bring. If you are really unhappy recognise what is making you unhappy and take steps to change direction.
In short keep your values close to you at all times as they will guide you and help you to determine what you do and don’t want from your life. Once you know what your values are it is much easier to decide what you are willing to sacrifice or do without in pursuit of what you really want.
Think about your values when you organise your budget. Use tools such as journals and meditation to get really clear about what your values are and what you want from life, when you're happy with your choices you will feel much more content and happy with who you are.
Use your values to set your path and enable you to follow your dreams you will find that people follow you when you have found your sense of self. Good luck!