How you learned to worry?
Did you learn to worry from your parents? Did society affect the way you interpret situations? How do you control constant worrying?
Every time John drives his car, he starts worrying. He starts imagining that a car is going to hit him and he will make an accident. The reason John learned to think this way is because when he was a child, he used to see his father worry every time he drives a car. Hence, John learned to associate driving with worry and anxiety.
Jennifer grew up seeing how unstable her mother’s relationships were, especially when it comes to romantic relationships. Therefore, Jennifer grew up afraid of commitment in relationships. Every time she meets a guy that she likes and wants to take her relationship to the next level, she starts to worry and anxiety fills her heart.
Are you like John and Jennifer? Did you learn to worry based on what you saw from your parents, family, friends, and society? Do you associate worry and anxiety with various aspects in your life?
As I mentioned in my book “How to overcome worry” that one of the main causes for excessive worry and anxiety is the way you were taught to view events and how you were taught to handle situations that you encounter in life.
You were taught to worry
As I mentioned in my article “Who programmed your subconscious mind” that many of your behaviors, habits, thoughts, were acquired by various ways such as friends, family, school, society, media, and mainly your parents.
There is a concept in psychology called “modeling,” which means that just as children learn from their parents how to walk, behave, and express themselves, they also learn how to interpret situations from others.
If your parents suffered from excessive worry and anxiety, then there is a very good chance you have excessive worry because you learned this behavior from them mainly as well as from friends, society, and media.
Overcoming worry and anxiety
If your goal is to unlearn this habit and to know how to stop to worrying which you might have learned through your parents, then you can do so through positive programming. By positive programming I mean learning to interpret situations in a positive and healthy way.
As I always mention in my articles that there are at least two interpretations for every event and situation in life, one positive and one negative. Your goal is to learn to focus on the positive interpretation.
Learning to interpret situations and focusing on the positive in every event has made a huge positive difference in my life back in 1998 when I started my journey in the personal development field. If you apply what you learn to your life, you will overcome excessive worry and anxiety. The key is to read and apply what you learn to your life, so you can reap the rewards.
Remember that “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
Have you ever wondered why some people are happy and have peace of mind while others keep worrying? Why do some people’s life filled with worry while others filled with happiness and peace of mind? My e-book How to overcome worry answers those questions and teaches you the scientific ways to control and overcome worry and have peace of mind.
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