People daily are worried about something, somebody about money, health, and other for relationships and the ones we love. But the fact is, worrying can affect the body in ways that may surprise you. Chronic worrying can affect your daily life so much that it may interfere with your appetite, lifestyle habits, relationships, sleep, and job performance.
Here’s how to train your brain to stop worrying:
- Write Things Down
The technique of writing down the things you are worried about is very efficient. If you can’t fall asleep because you are preoccupied with something, then write it down. This way your brain gets a mental relief and you will have no need to remember the details you already put on paper.
Also, writing your worries tells your brain that it is actually something important and that the brain should focus on solving the problem and not being worried about remembering what the thing that should be done is.
Meditation is an excellent method for relaxing your brain and keeping it worry free. Researchers have examined the effects of meditation for reducing cognitive anxiety. Even though you may think you have no time to meditate closing your eyes for 30 seconds right now is a great way to start. You can help yourself and your brain by staying away from the sources of stress whenever you can.
Spending just a few moments of your day to relax and avoid being concerned about everything that you are going through can be of great help. Even during meditation the worrisome thoughts may appear, which is perfectly normal. With practice you can completely stop them from intruding your mind.
Have you ever heard someone say that exercising is a great way to relieve stress? According to science, it’s true! Research has shown that exercise has an effect on serotonin in the brain (the “happy” brain chemical), and it also reduces the effects of oxidative stress. Studies have shown that exercise actually remodels the brain, making it more resistant to stress.
Exercising also reduces the increased heart rate and breathing that occur while you are worried. By exercising you can also reduce your blood pressure which can also increase due to stress. In case you know exactly what is the reason for your worrying take a walk for about 10 minutes. Try to enjoy the nature and your surroundings and be more aware of your body and each breath you take.