There is nothing to worry about, many things to think about!
9 Worry-Busting Steps:
- Make a list of your worries – what are you worried about?
- Analyze the list – look at if your worry is productive or unproductive.
- Embrace uncertainty – what do you need to accept to get over it?
- Bore yourself calm – repeat a feared thought over and over and it will become boring and go away.
- Make yourself uncomfortable – if you force yourself to do the very things that make you uncomfortable, you will rely less on worry as a coping strategy.
- Stop the clock – focus on what you observe right now, only the known facts.
- Remember that it’s never as bad as you think it will be – the “what ifs” are always way worse than reality.
- Cry out loud – use your emotions, don’t try to get rid of them.
- Talk about it – talk therapy can help chronic worriers worry less.
Life is often difficult and stressful. Keep all of the facets of your life in balance; your job, your family, your education and your leisure time are all important. If you ignore one facet completely to concentrate on another, you risk upsetting the balance that allows you to handle stress as it comes your way.