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Why We Worry All the Time - Mindful
Do you worry seemingly as much as you inhale? In this animation from The School of Life, philosopher Alain de Botton talks about why we "catastrophize," and why some of us spend more time worrying than others. Worry is an emotion that can strike at any point: be it at work, on holiday, with friends, or alone.

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Why We Worry

The motivation for your worry often comes from past events.

Alain De Botton explains that this is due to traumatic events from our childhood that were never properly processed.

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How to move on from worry

Once you recognize the source of your anxieties, you can replace worry with reflection.

“Appreciating the childhood legacy of worries, we also stand to realize that we can adapt and improv...

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