Have you ever heard the saying that, “Worry is fruitless?”
Unfortunately for us we have all fallen victim to worry at certain times in our life.
I’m sure you know it as that annoying and sometimes maddening voice that repeats in your head. It steals you away from the present moment and takes you to the “what ifs” and “whens” that may never happen.
So what’s the point?
I could say it is a motivator, but it seems to only motivate through fear, and that’s never a good thing! With all of the unnecessary stress and negative energy added to life through the veils of worry it is easy to see that it is better to be motivated by reaching for a desired goal than by running away from an undesired one.
In times of worry it is freeing to be stronger than your mental, “blah, blah, blah,” and to take a stand by making a conscious shift in your focus. But it does take practice; especially if it is a loud and familiar voice for you. But be assured that being able to say, “No, I’m going to focus on what it is that I want.” is a power that only you can gift yourself and that only you possess. And it is rooted in that powerful mental energy that can sculpt how you experience life.
By acknowledging when you are worrying and shifting your focus to a more positive stream of mental chatter you will quicken your ability to dial into the upside and zero out from the downside. And ultimately by focusing your attention on what you want instead of worrying about what might be, you will be able to produce a much more satisfying fruit. But I must also say that there is one step higher than focusing on yet another projected goal. It is to center yourself in the space of now and to be present with whatever immediate task is at hand. By opening your senses and drinking in the space of being consciously present new perspective will also be granted and that fullness that you want to experience in life will bubble through to meet you.
Here is a song I picked for you that is all about letting go of your troubles and being in the moment.
Listen here and enjoy a much-needed mental break.
- Oh Me Oh My! (coachaina.com)