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If You Worry A Lot, Read This

Stress and cortisol levels

No matter what kind of worry you have, the response in your body is always the same: It increases your cortisol levels.

Cortisol compromises your immune system. As a result, you will become more susceptible to disease.

Also, stress and fear can cause depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and burn-out.

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If You Worry A Lot, Read This

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Stress and cortisol levels

No matter what kind of worry you have, the response in your body is always the same: It increases your cortisol levels.

Cortisol compromises your immune system. As a result, you will become more susceptible to disease.

Also, stress and fear can cause depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and burn-out.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world." 

Turn Worry Into A Constructive Process

  1. Use a note-taking app and create a new note. Name the note "Things that I worry about."
  2. List everything you worry about. Everything that you worry about goes on this list, no matter how small.
  3. Think of a solution for all your perceived problems. 
  4. Then, start executing. Do one thing every day that brings you closer to solving your perceived problem.
  5. Finally, don't worry about things you have zero control over -- those things you have to accept.

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Schedule Time To Worry

Set aside 30 minutes each day to worry and make it consistent. Then, whenever you catch yourself worrying outside of that time frame, remember that the time to worry is later.

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