Worry Spelled Backward is Yrrow

20 Sep

Do you worry about things too much?         I do.

This past week I had a few conversations with my friends about how worry influences our lives.  I found it interesting that although we all worry about the same things,  we feel so alone in our worry. 
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During these conversations a common question came up:  What can we do to decrease our worry? 

Although many solutions were presented (meditation, exercise, good eating and sleep habits, ect.) we agreed that none of them actually solve the problem.  

I recently read a study about how our brains can become addicted to excessive worry or anxious thoughts. When we worry, a chemical is released which triggers the pleasure center of our brain which makes us feel good.  Although we THINK that worry makes us unhappy, biologically, we actually ENJOY it.  Worry gives our minds something to focus on; a problem to try to solve.  Essentially, we become addicted to solving problems that aren’t very important.


Therefore, I want to work on decreasing my worry.  These are some of the ideas that I came up with:

  1. Not spending tons of time dwelling on my thoughts by being engaged in meaningful activities.
  2. Avoid forming new worried thoughts.
  3. Eliminating unnecessary sources of worry in my life.  Pets, extra curricular activities, friends, whatever it is; cut it out!

What do you think? How have you been able to decrease worry in your life?


One Response to “Worry Spelled Backward is Yrrow”


  1. Tyrona Heath the Spectacled Marketer | How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Tyrona Heath the Spectacled Marketer - September 22, 2013

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