Worrying Can Cause Unneeded Stress In One’s Life. So How to Worry Less?
Worrying and stress over non-important things is a common thing in America. Americans put so much emphasis on irrelevant things and cause so much unneeded stress in their lives that it has become epidemic in the American way of life. Below are a few do’s and do not’s of worrying.
Healthy ways to deal with obsessive worrying include:
1. Setting aside certain times of the day where one is “allowed” to review and think about problems.
2. Enjoy exercises or hot soothing baths to reduce worry
3. Seek advice from others to reduce worries
4. Recall how you have faced similiar worries before
5. Maintain a normal schedule even if worried
6. Put your worries into perspective with other people’s problems in the world
7. Divert your mind from worries by enjoying hobbies or television programs
8. Write down your worries with solutions and include alternative solutions
9. Help others to take your mind off your own issues
In regards to what not to do when worrying, these tips below will supply plenty to think about:
1. Do not constantly worry day and night
2. Do not let your worries ruin events or meals
3. Do not use your worries as an excuse to break a promise
4. Do not panic or get drunk to avoid a worry
5. Do not be ashamed to visit a doctor because you feel worries do not constitute medical help
6. Do not take your frustrations out on your friends and famlies due to worries
These hints can help one manage problems and worries more sufficiently.
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(Information from the Community Counseling Clinic at Youngstown State University)