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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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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 improve on how we respond to what alarms us.” -- Philosopher Alain de Botton.
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Big questions referring to is the meaning of life matter deeply because only with sound answers to them we can direct our energies meaningfully, but most of us get shy expressing them. - Alain de Botton
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Keeping your hands busy has been found by research to help keep the mind off of worries. Verbal distractions, such as counting out loud, had no benefit.
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