deepstash

Beta

When Your Worries Start To Snowball, Do These 5 Things

The present moment is precious

The present moment is precious
  • In order to do it justice, we simply need to focus on it. The present is right here in front of you. Relish it.
  • We often stay distracted and multitask our chores, like eating while driving, sucking the joy out of our meals and the drive.
  • Connect with your loved ones, and breathe in the existence, the surroundings, reaping all the gifts that the present moment provides you with.

325 SAVES


This is a professional note extracted from an online article.

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

IDEA EXTRACTED FROM:

When Your Worries Start To Snowball, Do These 5 Things

When Your Worries Start To Snowball, Do These 5 Things

https://thoughtcatalog.com/liz-hawkmoon/2020/07/when-your-worries-start-to-snowball-do-these-5-things/

thoughtcatalog.com

5

Key Ideas

The present moment is precious

  • In order to do it justice, we simply need to focus on it. The present is right here in front of you. Relish it.
  • We often stay distracted and multitask our chores, like eating while driving, sucking the joy out of our meals and the drive.
  • Connect with your loved ones, and breathe in the existence, the surroundings, reaping all the gifts that the present moment provides you with.

One foot in front of the other

We all have lots to do, as our work, friends, family, home, and social obligations and endless plans keep us running. Thinking about all of the load at once will make you feel defeated.

Don’t tell yourself there’s this huge amount of things you have to do right now. No, there’s one thing, and then another. Make a list of your high-priority tasks and get the important ones done, feeling a sense of accomplishment. If you don’t finish all the tasks today, that’s absolutely fine.

Pre-worry

Worrying about things that might happen, makes us waste our precious energy and time. The limited thought cycles get jammed with ‘pre-worry’.

You have all the time to worry about the problem and handle it when (and if) it happens. Pre-worry isn’t doing you any good.

The things out of our control

There are things that we can’t do anything about, and that’s life, a game of luck and skill. The skill( and decision part) you can control, along with how you feel about it.

Things like losing one’s job, or having a family member who is sick, are out of our control, and it is no use draining our energy worrying about it. You need to focus on things you can control, like your attitude towards adversity.

Thankfulness

  • We take many things offered to us by life for granted. An active, healthy body, a home, good food to eat, a loving family, even the gas in the tank.
  • Anything that puts a smile on our face is a true blessing, but we only focus on what we haven’t got, or the negative aspects of people, events and circumstances.
  • We must be thankful for what we have in our lives, and count our blessings as we pay attention to the present moment.

EXPLORE MORE AROUND THESE TOPICS:

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Describing mental fatigue
Describing mental fatigue

It is the feeling that your brain just won't function properly. People will describe it as brain fog. You can't concentrate, and simple tasks take too long. You find th...

Causes of mental fatigue

Contributing factors to mental fatigue are poor nutrition, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalances, or cognitive overload. Cognitive overload can take the following forms:

  • When you focus on a single task for an extended period of time.
  • When you spread your attention across too many things.
  • Worrying about tasks. It is as mentally taxing as doing the task.
Give your brain high-quality fuel

Your brain is fuelled with the same food as your muscles. What you eat has an enormous impact on your cognitive functioning.

  • Cut down on refined sugars as it decreases alertness. Aim for sustained energy levels throughout the day.
  • Plan your meals in advance. If you wait until you're hungry, you're already low on energy and willpower and will reach for a quick energy boost in the form of sugar.
  • Don't skip breakfast. Without it, you may likely crash in the middle of the morning. Eat more eggs, yogurt, and oatmeal to sustain your energy levels until lunch.
  • Snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to give your body consistent fuel.
  • Stay hydrated with water. Mild hydration can negatively impact cognitive performance.
  • Listen to your body to figure out what makes you feel best. The same nutrition advice won't work for everyone.

6 more ideas

Making mistakes
Making mistakes

We're often presented with challenges that we've not encountered before that may leave us feeling fearful of making mistakes. But no one can reduce mistakes to zero.

Don’t be ashamed of your fear

Don't be ashamed or afraid of your fear of making mistakes, and don't think that being fearful is evidence that you're an indecisive leader. If you are prevention-focused, channel it to be bold and visionary.

The traditional image of a leader is one who is intelligent, brave, and unafraid. Your concern about making mistakes is there to remind you that you're in a challenging situation. Being cautious has value.

Emotional agility skills

Fear of mistakes can prevent people from taking action. Overcome this paralysis with emotional agility skills:

  • State your fears out loud. It will help diffuse them.
  • Accept reality. List every truth you need to accept. "I understand that people will not always behave in ideal ways."
  • Act on your values. Identify your five most important values related to decision-making in a crisis, then ask yourself how each of those is relevant to the critical choices you face.

4 more ideas

Building and reguilding confidence
Building and reguilding confidence

Rebuilding confidence is not the same as building confidence.

  • When building confidence, you're trying to do something you're not sure you can do.
Confidence is essentially about expectations

You think you'll excel, but considering the probability of success and feeling confident is not that easy.

Framing effects happen when the same thing looks different when the context change. If you're a good student in a mediocre class, you feel smarter than if you're a good student in an elite class.

Relearning confidence

When practicing a skill that you have forgotten, you may lack the confidence to pick it up again.

However, those doubts are exaggerated. Not remembering is normal, and relearning happens faster than you may expect. Yet, you may still lack self-confidence, which will undermine your self-image and motivation.

one more idea