If you worry too much, you will probably consume your mental energy too much, too.
The quality of your life is likely to improve if you worry less because you will be able to use your mental energy on better things like BJJ.
What I will write below may not work for you, especially if you tend to worry naturally about anything and everything or depending on the subjects of your worries.
But it may work for you after some practice. It’s worth spending a bit of time so you will have fewer worries in your life.
It works for me most of the time and can eliminate a lot of worries in my life.
The question is…
How and why do I worry less?
The answer is simple.
I keep the following in mind:
Worrying won’t solve problems.
Let’s say I start worrying about something. Why? Because I ran into some problem.
This problem may or may not be solvable. But even if it’s solvable, it won’t be solved by worrying about it. A better thing for me to do is to find and work towards a solution so I can get rid of the problem instead of just worrying about it.
If I get busy with solving the problem, my worry is likely to fade away.
In case it’s not solvable, there’s little point for me to worry about it. Again, worrying doesn’t help me much anyway. A better thing for me to do is figure out the next best course of action.
Of course, I have “oops” or “oh shit” moments just like everybody else, but I try to spend as little time as possible on these feelings and move on as quickly as possible.
There’s a good chance many of you take this approach, but if you have never thought about how worrying doesn’t do much, try practicing this mindset I explained here.
Make sure to try it instead of worrying that it might not work.
Worry less, roll more.