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Severe chronic worriers are less accepting of their emotions, meaning they're intolerant of uncertainty and negative emotions.
Meanwhile, non-worriers tend to look at negative emotions as a sign that whatever is causing those emotions needs attention. They use emotions to make informed decisions.
Worriers extensively consider what could go wrong but lack confidence in their ability to cope with those crisis despite them often performing well in a crisis.
Non-worriers on the other hand just trust they will be able to handle whatever happens.
One reason why people engage their worry is they tried to solve problem immediately and start anticipating and planning against possible outcomes. It grabs attention off of other more pressing matters.
Reserve 15 minutes of your day where you can just think and ponder over your worries on your own, keep your worrying to this time only and preferably to the same place too.
Worrying can spin out of control until the thing you're worried about is 10 steps removed from your immediate issue. But it is important to figure out what the real problem is in order to stop the worry cycle.
It's important to move from problem-generation, which is what worriers are prone to do, to problem-solving.
Non-worriers are able to distance themselves from a situation in order to gain perspective. Worriers can do that too by thinking of all the worst possible scenarios, and evaluating their likelihood of happening.
Another strategy is to talk about yourself in the third person so you can distance yourself from the problem a little.
This helps to keep them in the present by steering their focus away from a hypothetical issue that could develop down the road.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy, can also help worriers stop the negative cycle, since they focus on not wrestling and disconfirming the worries, but getting people to focus on their life and values and focus on the present moment so they can make decisions.
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Worry is often a learned negative thinking pattern that can be contributing to your panic disorder symptoms. Since negative thinking typically develops over time, it can be unlearned and replaced with more positive views.
To do that, recognize and record your worries throughout the day, think it they are realistic and replace these negative thoughts with more realistic statements.
By writing in a journal, you can work through your difficult emotions, uncover solutions to your issues, and change your perceptions and worries.
Getting started in journal writing can be a simple as a dedicated time each day to write down your inner thoughts.