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Six Simple Strategies to Ease Worry

I’ve also learnt that every experience in life teaches us something if we take the time to reflect and heal the trauma.

Worry can be a terrible waste of our time and energy.

Worry creates anxiety, distress, panic, lack of sleep, mental suffering and horrible and uncomfortable feelings within the body. You may find yourself consumed, every thought quenching the life from your very veins. Your life force energy spirals out as you disconnect from reality and become ungrounded in your own thoughts. Worry is fear in action.

Two years ago, I had a near-death experience in Bali. I had travelled alone, and when they found me in my cottage, I was barely conscious, severely dehydrated, and had pneumonia, but not just that, I was infected by the dengue virus which had been diagnosed four days earlier.

Once I was discharged, I had to go back to that little cottage near Ubud until I had the ‘fit for fly’ certificate from my doctors. Initially, I had loved that place and planned to stay for three months. BUT the thought of going back into that cottage caused me distress. I felt panic inside, and all I wanted to do was run, run back home to Australia and be in the comfort of my own home. I was afraid I’d be bitten by another infected mosquito, and my thoughts weren’t helping.

If you have ever experienced worry in your life, I’d love to offer you some simple strategies and practices that may help.


1. Ground Yourself —

Stand, legs apart, knees flexible and place your hands on your belly and breathe deeply in through your nose and down into your lower abdomen and feel it inflate. This area is your seat of power, the sacral chakra, the balance of masculine and feminine. Breathe out slowly with a gentle sigh through your mouth noticing the abdomen deflate. Do these steps three times with your eyes open.

Now, with hands still on your belly breathe deeply into the lower abdomen and when you breathe out, bring your attention to your feet. Imagine your outward breath flowing down through your feet into the earth as roots form digging deeper through the soil connecting you to Mother Earth. Do these steps three times with your eyes open.

2. Change your Thought —

Remind yourself that worry only creates from a fearful place, and really do you want to be frightened. I recommend that when you have negative thoughts take-action and say, “Delete, Delete, Delete.” If they are too consistent turn away physically in a different direction and think of gratitude and appreciation of one small thing in your life.

For example, it could be something as simple as; I’m grateful to be alive, or, I’m thankful for my friends and family (this could also be your furry family), or I’m grateful because I know the Universe/God has my back. Say your gratitude three times as if you were saying a mantra and feel the energy shift from negative to positive.

3. Self-Care —

Love is the highest form of healing and energy in creation. Nurture yourself, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious, tasty food, and move your body.

Choose who you spend your valuable energy and time with. Setting healthy boundaries is okay.

Be gentle, kind and loving to yourself because a friendly and kind gesture creates so much more lightness in your life. After all, if you worry, you deplete your own life-force and how can you then support yourself or another if you have very little energy to do so. 


4. Reset Your Focus —

Worry scatters your energy making you ungrounded and unbalanced. Recall your power back into you and stay focused on a positive outcome. The HOW is not essential. It’s releasing and letting go of control and trusting and focusing on the NOW which is your greatest gift. Tomorrow will take care of itself.

5. Stop the Mind Chatter —

You can do this by placing your hands in prayer position and gently pushing them together. Your brain will need to investigate, and all thoughts will clear allowing you to be present. Then place both hands over your heart and say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” It is with gratitude I thank Dr Wayne Dyer for the idea of the three thank you’s and having the warmth of your own hands over your heart is comforting and reconnects you to your spirit building faith and hope.

6. Remember —

You are a survivor and through past experience will thrive once again.

Through my experience in Bali, I admit it’s not always easy, but I can reassure you that when you stop the worry and focus on this moment in a grounded, loving and nurturing way. Your perception will change, and you will feel with much light and possibility.

I’ve also learnt that every experience in life teaches us something if we take the time to reflect and heal the trauma.

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Maria Lacey

Maria Lacey was born in Australia and has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance. The author of a personal and spiritual memoir, One Path, Many Lights. Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings, and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 19 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.” Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Sound Healer, Channel, Author and Speaker. Maria feels passionate about restoring hope into the hearts of many. For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

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I’ve tried so much to focus on me and the fact that I’m so confused and afraid of not been able to be happy ever I’m afraid of been alone I’m afraid of trying anything again based in past experiences with my latest been a year and 5 months ago a terrible break up that took everything I believed away tore me down to nothing and went through 2o odd years of an abusive relationship I feel taken advantage of I feel used I feel as if I was someone’s toy to finding out what they were capable of I want to move forward and I’ve been following your articles which has helped me so far from the hole I was in to now but I’m not there yet I believe in myself that I’m not a bad person but because of my experience it makes me question myself my worth my belief my trust in making decisions that are best for me rather than for someone else I’ve tried basically everything to start living again I just don’t seem to be getting there and I’m losing hope thank you for your articles and your thoughts hopefully I’ll be able to rise with a difference sooner than later

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Lynne

A fabulous article.. I also do a 3 . 4. And 5 technique… which is deep breath and as you are breathing in count to three , hold your breath and count to four then breath out while counting to five … the wonderful dr chatterjee taught me this … and it works for me xoxo 😘

Suzan Muhialdeen
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Suzan Muhialdeen

Good article with useful tips to ease worry, actually if we just focus in our thoughts and actions in the moment we live in ,and being optimistic and hopeful about the future , this way will be very helpful to remove or ease worry and live happy,active and peaceful life .

Cindy Everaert
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Cindy Everaert

Thank you maria for the kind words and the hope you give too people too never give up!!i am very unhappy these last years and i hope someday i feel innerpeace…i do believe in god bud i need him by my side…and sometimes wonder if my life ever gonna go in the right direction..😧a big hug from belgiumx

Margo
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Margo

I worry if I’m not worried, but I’m getting better at managing it. I still worry. It’s part of my make-up. It depends what I’m worrying about though. The only thing that steadies it is medication, nothing else works. I can tell myself that “ what’s to be will be”, or, I’m not wasting time worrying about something that hasn’t happened. But, if there was anything wrong with my family, it’s a different type of worry. Nowadays, we seem to be expected to switch off our emotions. There are traumas I couldn’t take time to heal myself. They can be part of who we become. We can’t just sweep every emotion, trauma or event under the carpet and heal ourselves. There will be triggers.

Kay
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Kay

Thank you for sharing this wonderful advice. Very helpful xxx

Wendy
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Wendy

Thank you for this posting much needed reminder…blessings

Robina fazal
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Robina fazal

Beautiful.. article..Sweet!Maria Lacey💖👑💐..yeah..to live a healthy..active happy life…We should be happy and contended..wht we are doing…So our time and energy is utilised in best possible ways for our Soul and mind to be in ease and can do plenty for our ownself growing..nourishment and better mental,physical health..to lead a purposeful happy life..and we can do more and more positive works to make life anazing,loving and better for others..it’s life gift to us..The gift of love..that we can pass on to others to ease..the hearts and Souls of people….and they motivated to be a Source of love,care and compassion..for this we need to practice more and more in our daily life routines..to not get upset..or trapped by worry..any frustration..depression…any panic or bother as we have happy moments..worry and Stress are also part of our daily life..we Should have the potential to be Stable ..relaxed..and calm..with patience So..worry ..any stress and bother can’t make us weak..or Slow…we can pass them own with our willpower and courage..and good skills that can make our life’s better and happy and we can be a natural healthy source of love ,care for all..it’s up to us wht we want to have..why are our true intentions..and desires that can make our lives happy stable and purpseful and we can manage our daily routines with more balance and in more positive productive ways to be a true Source of love and happiness for all…💖💐🙏Amen

I lost my husband last June after being togethmau
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I lost my husband last June after being togethmau

I lost my husband last June
and do not know how to move on
I miss him so much
Maureen x

Cindy
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Cindy

He is watching over you…someday you will meet eachother again…
I think he wants you to be happy…
Stay strong and never give up💖

Dasha
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Dasha

My condolences Maureen. I don’t think is possible that you move on butttt I believe it can help you think only in the ggreat time you both spent together so you’ll cry of happiness. Hope it help you. Hug and stay strong there’s always a reason to be alive !

Sally
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Sally

These strategies give power. It is in taking one step at a time, Maureen. Give yourself permission to move, breath & heal. Love is IN action.
Be well…

Julia Kinandu
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Julia Kinandu

I love this Maria. Thanks thanks thanks.

Swapna kotian
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Swapna kotian

Thank you so much for inspiration message

Brook
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Brook

Great advice!

RayTang1222
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RayTang1222

Thank you for your information.

Training of simple mind is the best method to easy worry. If all of thing is not under your control, you feel worry which is unnecessary.

Turn your mind from compicated into simple.

Have a good day.
Ray 🙂

Jytte Svensson
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Jytte Svensson

Thank you for these lovely message.🙏🙏❤️

Betty Mathis Rodriguez
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Betty Mathis Rodriguez

Thank you for sharing this with me, it is really a great read !! Tons of advice and great guidance !!!!! 🙏♥🌈🦄

Vijhay
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Vijhay

Thank you for this lovely messages ive ever received everyday ,,more blessings and love and joy to come…

Darlene Rese
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Darlene Rese

Great article! I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.

Angeline Farmer
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Angeline Farmer

Thank you very much for the good advice. I will try to do the thing’s you talk about.

Paulina Bagunas
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Paulina Bagunas

Wow that was really amazing article. Simple steps to lessen worries were a big help to people like me. I was a woman full worries before but I realized I should stop worrying because my health was affected. What if something happen to me? What will happen for my sons future? So I stopped thinking unwanted and unhealthy issues in my life. And I won the battle. I keep my self open to criticisms and I made it a stepping stone for great opportunities, learned a lessons from it and the most of all always ask the guidance and protection of the Holy One. God bless us all.

Rajiv
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Rajiv

The best way to stop worrying is first to understand not just intellectually but whole heartedly that we are just pawn and nothing more…This may sound ridiculous but that is what it is! So called one’s achievements are not that of an individual but just the occurrence out of divine justice. So don’t waste time in worrying but that also cannot be practiced by an individual out of her/his will. So be humble and surrender to the divine justice like a leaf floating in the air – it soars and falls down wherever it is destined to! So called our efforts are also divine justice. Sooner we accept this better and even if don’t it’s then going to be torturous for us. So learn to ACCEPT happily rather than with cribbing!