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10 Simple Strategies to Eliminate Pointless Worries

If you're like most people, you probably find yourself over-run by countless nagging worries each and every day. LifeHack.org has published a nifty, top 10 list of how to eliminate the pointless worries, so you can bring your focus back to where it needs to be -- on enjoying your life and living well.

They include tips like:

  • By letting go of worrying about what might happen, you may actually find that what you were worrying about never happens after all ...

  • Stop being so concerned about what the rest of the world says about you. You are in total control of your reactions -- remember that the next time you believe someone is "making you angry."

  • Be flexible and don't worry that your life isn't going the way you planned it 10 years ago. The only constant is change!
Lifehack.org May 21, 2007

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

There's no doubt negative emotions have a direct and harmful effect on your overall health. Even what most experts would consider a "mild" case of depression can be deadly too.

There is no greater enemy to your physical health than worry or stress. Even many people who initially succeed at implementing a diet soon fall back to their old habits because they never overcame their emotional barriers.

Continually telling yourself how bad you feel and worrying about how others feel about you is a hamster wheel leading straight to endless worry. Those kind of thoughts reinforce your misery for no reason. There are enough real worries in life; feeling guilty or keeping a running scorecard needn't be at the top of your mental list.

One safe and effective means to help you avoid these internal roadblocks and treat the negative emotions that can harm your health: You can download my free manual on how to use an energy psychology tool like the Emotional Freedom Technique, used every day in my practice.

It is one of the most helpful tools I have seen to integrate with solid advice like this article recommends.

It is also helpful to remember that what you eat can frequently influence anxiety, as you can see by this dramatic example of a high-profile executive I treated who only responded to diet changes, not even EFT.

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