Worry tries to convince the mind that it has some value, but in reality it has never solved anything.
To disrupt the worry habit you need to not only interrupt it, you need to replace it with something productive to establish a pattern change. Practice shifting your attention away from worry by using the Inner-Ease™ Technique.
Using a heart-focused practice like this is a kind and effective approach to escape the grip of worry. It also helps us align with our heart‘s intelligence so we can gain intuitive insight and answers about the issues concerning us. Try this simple technique to get started:
Disrupt Worry with Inner-Ease
An excellent tool to interrupt worry is HeartMath’s Inner-Ease Technique. Try these steps the next time you feel worry gaining ground.
#1: Heart-Focused Breathing
Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.
Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable).
#2: Draw in the feeling of inner ease
With each breath, draw in the feeling of inner ease to balance your mental and emotional energy.
#3: Anchor and maintain the feeling
Set a meaningful intent to anchor the feeling of inner ease as you engage in your projects, challenges or daily interactions.
- Heart-Focused Breathing
- Draw in the feeling of inner ease
- Anchor and maintain the feeling
In the new book Heart Intelligence, you’ll gain even more understanding about how to care without worry and additional tools to help interrupt the emotional habits that suppress our happiness.