Negative noise is everywhere in our society, but it's also inside our heads. Worry is the loudest internal noise.
The best antidote to worry is it's polar polar opposite: gratitude for the present. Worry asks, "What bad things could happen?" Gratitude asks, What great things are actually happening?" Take two minutes to write down 10 things you feel positive about - your children, your values, your faith, your character. Then share them with your family or on Facebook. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that when people wrote about their positive feelings for a few minutes, they significantly lowered their levels of worry and harmful cortisol levels. And, incredibly, it raisted their performance on the test of memory critical skills by 10 to 15 percent.
By emitting positive energy and canceling out that internal noise, you can get back the signal that leads to meaning, success, sustained happiness, and even a long , healthier life.