It is difficult to let go of worries. The very nature of worrying seems to keep the mind busy, thinking of the concern over and over again. The more we think about the concern, the more anxious we feel, but there is a way to free the mind from worries.
I live in New England and my sons, who visited for Christmas last December, were traveling during a blizzard. I worried about them. Would they be warm enough? Would they make their travel accommodations on time? Would the transport be safe?
I have worried before and have found that the worrying is not a good use of energy – after all, it does not help a situation.
One way to free your mind from worries is to be in the present moment. Whatever you are doing, pay full attention to the task.
If you are arranging your CDs, focus on putting them in alphabetical order. If you are cleaning, pay full attention to the cleaning. If you are working, focus on the work. If you are driving, focus on the driving.
When we are attentive to what we are doing we enjoy many benefits:
1. improved concentration
2. higher quality communication and relationships
3. heightened clarity
4. improved efficiency
5. increased sense of flow
6. less stress
7. keener insight and intuition
9. increased resilience to change
10. strengthened self-confidence as well as
11. a mind that is free from worry and anxiety – peace of mind.
So the next time you find yourself worrying, remember to pay full attention to what you are doing and your mind will be free from worries.