We all worry at times—about bills, kids, jobs and the economy to name a few. But when worry becomes a constant in our fast-paced lives, it can seem as if there’s no end in sight. Worry is one of the most common causes of suffering in America. It contributes to stress, overeating, smoking, alcoholism and drug abuse. Who has time to create a healthy lifestyle when there are so many other things to worry about? But we need to take note. Science has repeatedly shown that anxiety, stress and worry take a profound toll on our health. In fact, up to 95 percent of all illnesses are related to stress—meaning if we can get control of our stress and worry, we can prevent a lot of modern diseases. Think about it. When you make poor lifestyle choices because of worry, you will most likely end up on medications, which cause side effects, which means you need more medication to address those side effects, which means you have more to worry about! You are not addressing the root of the problem and may find yourself in a never-ending loop of disease and medication. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Martin Rossman, author of The Worry Solution, says the cure for most people is a radical change in lifestyle, and that it must begin in the mind. Worry is a part of human nature. We’re hardwired to look for danger and problems, because the brain’s job is to keep you alive. However, this can be your undoing if you don’t learn balance. Dr. Rossman recommends putting your brain in neutral using the three keys to calmness—breathing, relaxation and visualization—all three of which you can learn to do easily and naturally using the audio recordings found in the BrainTap app and with the BrainTap headset. We call it meditation done for you! Because your brain works in pictures, visualization is the natural language of your brain, making it a powerful tool for changing thoughts and behaviors. Your imagination can be trained to help you set goals, stay on track, and develop self-awareness, all of which turn off that worry mechanism. Taking time to relax and meditate disengages your fight-or-flight response, allowing your physiology to return to balance. This is the state that allows you to repair and renew. In our modern society, with the advent of technology and constant input, we almost never get our bodies back to neutral unless we take the time to adopt a practice to help get us there–and BrainTap Technologies can help you do just that. For more information visit BrainTapTechnology.com and check out the Why BrainTap? Section. This section is full of information on how BrainTap can help you release worry and stress and regain balance in your life. While you’re there, be sure to sign up for our FREE 7-Day Trial. Worry shouldn’t be your undoing. When you learn to relax, visualize and rebalance your brain, you can imagine your way to the healthy, worry-free future you deserve.