Episode #110 Worrying Solves Nothing
The scenarios that our minds play on repeat are not nearly as helpful as we may think. This week, Amy Seiffert and Barb Roose empathize with our anxieties and offer the encouragement that peace is possible.
There was this Worry-Flix subscription that was like, "We’ve got 32 seasons of 28 episodes awaiting you of what life of being unwanted, unmarried, and alone is going to look like. Do you want to start with episode 1?"Barb Roose
- We often believe the lie that thinking is the same as doing.
- Worrying gives us the illusion of control while simultaneously robbing us of control.
- Our worries often lead us to the very places we fear.
- In order to stop the cycle of worry, we must intentionally press the pause button.
- We always have the power to think about what we are thinking about.
- Reflecting on spiritual truths may not make our lives easier, but it will make our lives more peaceful.
- If the physical wiring of your brain seems to contribute to endless anxiety, talk to a doctor about whether a medication may be helpful for you.
- Identify the times of day when you experience the most worry, and cultivate reflective rhythms to recenter yourself during these times.
- Read or recite a list of five centering realities at the start of each day.
In This Episode
Face Your Fears
Every one of us has things that make us feel worried, anxious, or afraid – but fear doesn’t have to have the final word. This week, Amy Seiffert joins Dr. Michael Brown as they talk about putting fear in its proper place.
Talk To Yourself
Each of us has a myriad of voices speaking into our lives, but we frequently forget about the most powerful one. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert show us how to interrupt the dialogue that is happening in our own heads and begin to talk to ourselves like we would talk to our dearest friend.
Don't Overthink It
Although in varying degrees and in different dimensions, most of us are overthinkers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and first-time guest Jake Thompson encourage us to stop wondering about the past and worrying about the future.