Do you ever find yourself worrying about all the small details in life? Things like does your boyfriend love you, what college major you should pick or whether you need to lose weight? Sometimes we can’t help but get caught up wondering and worrying if things will work out. But the truth is, worrying too much is not healthy. It can make you feel stressed and anxious and actually prohibit you from achieving your goals. So my message to you is to STOP stressing about the things that you can’t control and keep your heart and mind in the present. Here are 7 things to stop worrying about.
1. Will You Find the One?
It is natural to crave love and a soul mate but you shouldn’t waste energy worrying about whether you will find ‘The One.’ You cannot control love or force someone else to like you. So rather trying to grip on to and control events, let loose the reins and simply have faith and trust that there is a dream man out there. Most likely once you stop searching for this mystery man, he will appear in front of you.
2. People's Opinions
Stop worrying about what people think of you. All that really matters is that you are happy with the decisions you make. If you want to dye your hair pink or live in the next state – then DO IT! Don’t let other people’s ideas hold you back.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and it's true. Besides if we all looked the same, life would be so boring. Be comfortable and confident with your own identity, and embrace your looks in full knowledge that true beauty shines from within.
It’s funny how some people can be so cool, calm and collected before sitting exams, and others turn into a nervous wreck. It’s important to study hard, so you know that you tried your best, but life doesn’t end if you do fail exams. Maybe life has another path for you? We all have different strengths and weakness – so if you find yourself horribly failing maths, maybe that’s because you're meant to be a Hollywood make-up artist when you grow up?
Many people have money worries. It’s important not to let your finances control who you are. No matter your financial situation keep your head held high, smile and remember that money can’t define you or buy your happiness.
Everybody goes through phases where they worry if they are loved by friends or get lonely. Relationships are just so important to us as human beings that it's natural to have fears about acceptance and loyalty. But realise that no amount of worrying will improve your friendships. Instead take action and call a friend for a chat; it will no doubt ease your mind. Friends can come and friends may go but if you are lucky, some friendships last a lifetime so take care to nourish them.
7. Everything else
Mortgages, career progression, credit card bills, commuting… the list of things to worry about goes on. Seriously there are a lot of things that can drag us down, but you cant afford to worry about everything or how would you ever get out of bed in the mornings?
It may seem impossible to quiet your mind and stop worrying about all life has in store for you. But worrying all the time reduces productivity and can make us feel overwhelmed and sad. So stop stressing, put on your positivity hat and embrace the day. Every time a negative thought enters your mind say ‘Que Sera’ and carry on. Smile and the world will smile with you and take all the negative thoughts that have been running circles in your brain. Are you a worry head?