How do you free your mind from worry?

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Registered: 11-11-2010
How do you free your mind from worry?
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 1:27pm

I think I get a little obsessed (is there even such as thing as being a little obsessed lol!) but anyway, I tend to let situations bother me until they're solved, but sometimes there's no solution other than to just let it go. I can let things go as in never mentioning them in conversation, but I need to free my mind from worry. I know it's damaging to worry about something we cannot do anything to change. Any suggestions welcome :) and thanks!

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Registered: 01-01-2011
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:25am
I am the same way! I try to talk through the whole situation and either come up with a solution, or come to the decision that there is no solution and you just have to wait it out.

I always try to remind myself that worrying will not solve anything. It won't change being late because you're stuck in traffic. It won't change the fact that you have so much to accomplish in a day. The only thing it does is cause you stress!
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Registered: 11-11-2010
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 1:18pm

Yes, that's true, stresses make me worry and worrying is likewise stressful so learning to let it go or ..

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 12:04pm

I try to remind myself that there is only so much we can do in any situation. When something is stressing me to the point of obsession, I try to look at the situation objectively and ask myself, is there anything I can really do to make it better? If not, it's just one of those things where we have to accept we've done our best and just wait it out. Sometimes, it can be really hard to do but pushing it can also cause way more problems... and a different level of stress.

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 2:21pm
Ya, you're so right. Pushing really can make things worse.
Hope you're having a great week :)
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Registered: 10-29-2004
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 7:49pm

It depends on what the situation is.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 1:32pm
dlandry1 wrote:

...Now, if it's something that needs steps to be followed and I can't do those steps myself then I obsess and will call daily to see how things are progressing.