Worry yourself happy, healthy and successful?
Did you ever notice how you can be having a perfectly beautiful day, an easy going, ordinary day; and one little thing goes wrong that puts a splotch of ink on the page making THAT all you can think of? OK, maybe it’s just me?
I read an article, recently by: Waldman and Newburg (University of Pennsylvania Center for Spirituality and the Mind)
The article dealt with how our mind (logic and reasoning) and heart (emotions) can impact the amount of focus/intensity on our life experiences.
They talked about the intensity of emotion that gets added to thought, when a negative experience happens in our life. It was mentioned that the feeling, thought going into a common-everyday occurence or the enjoyment of a pleasant moment, isn’t as intense as a stressful, negatively perceived moment.
This goes in line with worrying about something that was stressful on the job, an embarrassing moment, a tragedy, etc. We’ve all heard the phrase YOU’RE GOING TO WORRY YOURSELF SICK!’
Well, as I read their article, I thought – ‘Why not worry myself healthy, happy, and successful?’ If I’m such a WORRIER to begin with, why not use it to my advantage?
As I stated earlier, I can be having a perfectly fine day – then I do something embarrassing, get caught up in an emotional moment, and THAT’s where my focus stays – worrying worrying worrying.
SO – I decided I was going to feel and use that intense emotions we have available as well as how GOOD I’ve become at worrying – to MY ADVANTAGE!
How do we do this? Think about what you do when you worry; the thought keeps POPPING back into your mind no matter what you are doing.
Here’s the HA HA HELEN METHOD of worrying yourself happy, healthy and successful!
SAMPLE WORRY STATEMENT NUMBER 1: “I just KNOW I’m going to get that job I applied for, I just know it! *sigh… there’s nothing that can be done, this stuff happens to me all the time! It’s inevitable! I’m going to get that new job and promotion; because that’s just the way my life goes!”
SAMPLE WORRY STATEMENT NUMBER 2: “I just KNOW I’m going to lose all these extra pounds I’ve put on (in a healthy way); I just KNOW it. What can I do, I just know how to live and eat healthy, so it’s inevitable that I’m going to lose the weight in a healthy way *sigh… what are you gonna do… that’s just the way things are for me.”
SAMPLE WORRY STATEMENT NUMBER 3: “I just KNOW I’m going to be successful at my business! I just know it! *sigh… that’s JUST the way things are for me, there’s nothing that’s going to change it – I’m going to be successful and that’s that…”
HA HA PROCESS:
CONSTANTLY REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT
FEEL, FEEL, FEEL
WORRY those positive thoughts into reality!
HECK! If you’re going to WORRY about stuff, why not WORRY about GOOD stuff you WANT to happen!
This has been a Highlighted, Ha Ha Helenof LAFOLOT worry-FULL brainstorm! OR, just another Ha Ha Helen of LAFOLOT HAIR-BRAINED IDEA? (oh gosh! which is it? now I’m worrying…)
Live Life in Amazement!
Live Life! Laugh Often!
and worry yourself healthy, wealthy and successfull…
GOSH… I HOPE THIS BLOG IS OK… ;o)
[this blog can also be seen at Vibrant Nation Blog Circle: blogger name Helenoflafolot]
Tags: angels, communication, Connecting, Ha Ha Helen, Harrisburg, Healing, health and wellness, Hershey, lafolot, Laughter, laughter therapy, mechanicsburg, meditation, mentors, mindfullness, obsess, prayer, smile, Social, stress relief, success, thought, Vibrant Nation, Wellness, Women, worry