The Hack Worry IQ Matrix explores how to effectively work through your worries in practical and helpful ways. The mind map breaks down how to recognize moments of worry. It then presents you with several questions you can ask yourself to help you assess the validity of your worries. Once you have identified what is real and what is imagined, your next step is to embrace a more empowering attitude. This involves shifting your perspective by challenging how you are viewing the situation. Then the final step is to turn your worry into a problem and committing to finding a practical solution that will help ease your worries.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Hack Worry IQ Matrix:
- RECOGNIZE: Sometimes our worries sneak up on us unexpectedly. They are difficult to recognize, and before we know it, they make us feel powerless and miserable. The first branch of this map breaks down how to recognize your worries along with the limiting thoughts and beliefs that accompany those worries.
- ASSESS: Having recognized your worries, it’s now time to assess what’s real and what’s imagined. The second branch of this map takes you through a series of questions that help you assess the validity of your worries and the dire predictions you are making.
- EMBRACE: Having thrown some doubt on your worries, it’s now time to embrace a more empowering attitude. This involves shifting your perspective of the situation. This third branch reveals several questions you can ask yourself that will immediately optimize how you perceive the situation you are worried about. This will, subsequently, transform your state of mind, and encourage a more empowering and positive attitude.
- BRAINSTORM: The final branch of this mind map challenges you to turn your worries into a problem. Worries leave us feeling helpless. But problems are solvable and can immediately inspire proactive action. Use the questions presented here to turn your worries into a problem.
This map provides a roadmap for hacking worry. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will transform how you think and feel in various situations.
A mind map does this beautifully because, as you are trying to establish new habits of thought and behavior, it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information, thereby, rewiring itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s the perfect tool for creating lasting change and transformation.