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Old 01-06-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO.
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I worry about everything I try not to thats just me.
are you a worry wart?
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: PRC
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No, I'm not. However, I am interested in this subject and I would like to ask a few questions related to worry.

a) What kind of things you worry about?
b) Do you worry about things that you cannot have any influence on?
c) What would happen if, instead of worrying needlessly, you did something to help the situation in a practical way? (I'm guessing you are not a "practical person"?)
d) Ask yourself - What does worrying achieve for you? What do you actually get out of worrying?
e) Do you talk about the subjects of your worryings or do you just think about them in your own head?
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:13 AM
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Location: Western WA
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I hope you know, that being a Worry Wart is very bad for YOUR health. Only worry about that! Get some help.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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I don't worry because I plan. But if I can't plan and don't know what's going to happen, then I worry.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:38 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:23 AM
 
Location: PRC
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what use is a one-word answer? what does it contribute to the topic, which is probably/possibly serious for the OP?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:35 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have worries that cloud my every waking moment, so that I have trouble experiencing any joy at all anymore.
They are about things that I have little conrol over, yet they affect me deeply. They are about the health and well being of grown children whose actions I can't control, and the worry that we'll never have enough money again.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I forget who said this but it makes perfect sense:
Worrying is practicing for a future that you don't want!
I've made great strides in reducing the amount of time I spend in a worried state of mind by using this simple breathing technique that coordinates one syllable words with the inhalation and exhalation of my breath. The words below are the ones I use most frequently, but I also use different statements. Play around with this concept and come up with your own statements, and please post them in this thread. Here's my favorite:

Inhale: MY

Exhale: HEART

Inhale: IS

Exhale: NOW

Inhale: AT

Exhale: PEACE

Inhale: AND

Exhale: ALL

Inhale: IS

Exhale: WELL


I repeat this statement over and over again, coordinating with my breath when I go for my daily walks in the desert. After an hour of this, I'm usually feeling pretty darn good. After practicing this for many months, I'm frequently noticing that the process is happening automatically in the background, even when I'm not consciouslly attending to it. I'm creating a link between these uplifting words and my breath. In a sense, I'm breathing these words.

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Old 07-19-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Cosmic Wizard,

That's lovely, a walking meditation and a mantra to calm your thoughts...

I practice a mantra at night when worry keeps me awake:

Breathe in and say to myself: "I am.."

Breathe out and say to myself: "...at peace."

Deep breaths, slow breaths, hold a bit a either end..pretty soon, I'm slumbering-this stills all that "Monkey Mind" chatter of worry and fear...the mind cannot hold two thoughts at once...

Why not try it to calm your worried mind?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have a version of this, which is to just concentrate on breathing in through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. The exhale should be several seconds longer than the inhale. This takes a surprising amount of concentration, and also has a cleansing and relaxing effect on the body.
Forcing myself to count my blessings, no matter how small, seems to help crowd out the worries also.

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