It is reasonable to “concern” ourselves with situations requiring our attention. It is even better to “consider” possible solutions to improve conditions. It is when we “worry” about every little and big thing that we actually make it worse.
It really is a matter of paying attention to our choice of words. Many times we spend hours worrying on the future, things that may or may not happen. Some of those worries are huge, others not so much.
Unless there is a definite action one can take on these worries, it is useless to continually burden ourselves with them. For instance the presidential election, we worried this one would win and that one wouldn’t. The only thing we could do is vote and urge others to do the same. Worry whether mental or spoken didn’t solve anything.
On a lighter vein, is it really necessary to “worry” about what we are going to wear to a particular party or celebration? It would seem much more logical to consider how formal or casual the party will be and simply pick an outfit from that conclusion.
Why do I focus on words and phrases? As a clinical hypnotist I know your subconscious mind is listening all the time, 24 hours nonstop. If your subconscious hears “worry” a number of times, it takes you at your word. It believes that worry is what you want. In other words it will give you more things to worry about.
Worry + Worry + Worry = compounded Fear!
Could it be that is what was meant by the old saying: “He is just worrying himself to death”?
After all the eventual result of all this fear filled worrying can be an unpleasant effect in your physical body and emotions. In other words worry can create disease of a variety of kinds.
My suggestion is to pay attention to your words, pay attention to your thoughts. If you catch yourself saying or even thinking detrimental things to yourself or others, back up! Do a reverse. It is easy to phrase things in a much more positive way. For instance instead of saying “I feel sick”, how about “I have felt better and I am healing.” “Sick” creates what you don’t want. “Better” and “healing” give you the desired conditions.
Once you make friends with your subconscious mind by feeding it only positive words, your life will improve. It is a little tricky at first. We all entertain imbedded old patterns. But once you get in the habit of catching and correcting the damaging negative words, it is a fun and certainly beneficial game.
As a certified clinical hypnotist my work is to assist your subconscious and you get on the most positive, life-affirming track possible. Call or e-mail and let’s discuss your challenges and your desires for improvement.
Reverend Lois Cheney cCHT