Do your worries keep you engaged in life? Help you feel needed? Feed the illusion of averting potential disaster?
Or are your worries simply too much to handle? Sending your blood pressure soaring? Interfering with a good night’s rest? Keeping you from enjoying what’s good in your life?
Life happens but worry is optional.
ACTION: If you’re looking for a way to deal with some of the worries in your life, worry management expert, Denise Marek, offers a four step approach to create CALM and bring worry under control:
C – Challenge your assumptions
A – Act to control the controllable
L – Let go of the uncontrollable
M – Master your mind (Guard against negative thinking. Move from worrier to warrior.)
The next time a full blown worry springs to life, give it the CALM treatment and see if you can find some freedom from the furor.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Keep calm & carry on.” – Succint advice from one of a series of 1939 morale-boosting posters commissioned by the British government. Read the back story and see the image at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7869458.stm
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: Calm: A Proven Four-Step Process Designed Specifically for Women Who Worry” by Denise Marek, Hay House, 2006.
READERS WRITE: In response to the last Pause e-zine, A Great Question, reader DG writes: “Great questions are interesting! Answers – some times we don’t like them. Those are usually the times we need the answers the most.”