CHERYL A. MAJOR: Ways to Turn Worry into Excitement about Getting Things Done

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Everybody worries sometimes; the challenge is to turn worry into excitement. Right now, a lot of people are worried about a lot of things, and you probably have a few worries on your own mind. You might be thinking about work and finances or about a relationship causing you trouble. Maybe you’re worried about your health and staying well during these challenging times. Whatever the case, worry happens whether you intend it to or not. While worry is a pretty common thing, it becomes a problem when it begins to take over your life and consume your thinking.

What is your goal relative to worry? Is stopping worrying enough to put you on an even keel, or are you hoping for something more? What if, instead of worrying, you could become excited and then use this excitement to get more done?

Let’s look at seven ways you may use this approach:

Be Here Now

Worry has a way of trapping you anywhere but here. Either you’re worried about something which happened long ago, or you’re caught up in fretting about something still to come.  Neither is going to get you anywhere. To stop worrying, you need to focus on the present. What interests you right now?

Realize This Gets You Nowhere Fast

Worrying stops you cold. In fact, most procrastination is caused by worrying. With this in mind, why are you wasting your time and energy on worrying? Sometimes just recognizing what a waste worrying is will be enough to stop it from persisting.

Throw Yourself into Something Interesting

Worry needs your attention to survive. Get busy doing something engaging to your mind, and you’ll find you forget about worrying. Just get started. Even if it’s with something small and simple.

Rewrite the Script

If you’re seeing everything blow up around you, maybe you should try focusing on the perceived disaster. Ask yourself how you could do things to handle the situation were it to happen. Once you have it, practice the scenario in your mind. Picture yourself handling matters.


Worried about something you need to do later? Having a dress rehearsal in your head will make things go smoother and keep worry at bay entirely. Envision yourself pulling off the challenge with success and grace.


Challenge your worry. Dig in and get to the roots until you understand your worry very specifically. Ask yourself where the negativity is coming from. Peel back the layers until you get down into the heart of the matter.

Try a New Path

In the end, worry can become very attached to the familiar, so challenge yourself. Find a different way to do things. Explore where this path takes you.

The main point in all of these ideas is to enjoy the journey. This is where you find the excitement and enthusiasm, which leads to getting things done. The rest is all momentum and a whole lot of brand-new accomplishments just waiting to happen.

If you take the energy you use for worrying and put it into action, you’ll feel better and more confident about yourself and your future. Practice these ideas, and you’ll be able to turn worry into excitement!

If you need a little extra help with your worry, check out this book by Amber Rae. “Choose Wonder Over Worry” is an excellent read and may very well be just the book you need right now!

Helping You Achieve Major Wellness!

Cheryl A Major, CNWC

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