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Turn Worry Into Welcome With One Simple Question - This Is Powerful

By Paula Eder, Ph.D

Finding time to savor your life becomes so much easier as you learn the skill of introducing simple attitude shifts to your day.
Very often, when you feel yourself slipping into a rut of fear, anxiety, or negativity, something as easy as pausing and asking yourself the right question will open your mind and move it into exploring a fresh, new approach. As you practice and get comfortable with this skill, I think you will be amazed at how quickly and significantly you can shift your own perspective.

Here's a great example: How do you act when an unfamiliar challenge pops up?
Do you automatically brace yourself! That's a very familiar response for many.
But did you know that tensing your body doesn't just affect your muscles? Indeed, it constricts your problem-solving abilities and inhibits your creativity, too.
Wondering how that works?

Well, just as fear freezes your body, it also calcifies your options. Likewise, anxiety creates a simplistic either/or scarcity mentality. That's definitely not the best mindset for creative thinking.
So you can see how, when fear takes the driver's seat, you find it that much more difficult to prioritize. It's also harder to solve problems and make decisions. And it's harder to keep to a healthy schedule.
But there's good news about all this.
You can swiftly overcome the natural tendency to tense with another natural impulse.

Curiosity is one of the most powerful antidotes to fear. And it provides the perfect climate for learning.
Mobilizing your curiosity also actually changes you for the better. That's because you stop focusing self-consciously on the you-who-doesn't-know, and shift into the you-who-is-eager-to-figure-it-out.
Give it a try.
Any time you notice yourself apprehensively thinking, "What if... ?" try replacing that with "I wonder what... ?"
It feels SO much better!

As you regain your inner balance with this simple question, you will find it much easier to ride the new wave of change with smart time choices. Try it and see. And let me know how it goes for you -- I'd love to hear!
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Offered by Paula Eder, Ph.D. The Time Finder Expert

Hi! I research topics such as self-development achievement and mental health. I have a passion to use my life experiences and research to help others reach their full potential.