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Get To The Root Of Worry

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.Β 

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See Positive Outcomes

A worrier would likely only think of the worst-case scenario, while a non-worrier would have the capacity to think that there could be a positive outcome to a negative event.

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Confidence To Handle Whatever Comes

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.

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A Sense Of Perspective

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...

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Willing To Take Chances

Non-worriers are more likely to test out solutions despite the risk of bad outcomes and are more flexible in the way they think about things, so they don't get stuck in a negative thinking rut.

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Positive Thinkers

Research indicates that the brains of positive thinkers are less active than those of the negative thinkers/worriers when looking at anxiety inducing images. It was also found that trying to think positively further activated the brain of worriers.

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Practice Mindfulness

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 wre...

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Focus On The Present

Non-worriers are able to look at a problem and recognize what solution needs to be implemented, but a worrier isn't able to get that kind of distance and imagine the individual occurrence becoming a pattern.

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Designate Time For Worry

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 ...

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Know How To Perceive Negative Emotions

Severe chronic worriers are less accepting of their emotions, meaning they're intolerant of uncertainty andΒ negative emotions.

Meanwhile, non-worriers tend to look at negative emotions as a sign that whatever is causing those emotions needs attention. They use emotio...

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Ask The Right Questions.

Worriers can decrease anxiety by asking themselves the following:

  • Is it my problem?
  • Do I have any control over it?
  • Have I already done everything about it that I can? And is it imminent?

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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.

Worrying can be an endless activity and putting a timeframe on it helps to contain it and shift it from rumi...

How To Start A Worry Journal

How To Start A Worry Journal

Ask yourself:

  • What are you really worried about?
  • What do you fear is going to happen?
  • Where might the worry have come from?

Start writing:

  • Grab a pen and paper and write down everything you’re worried about, big and small.
  • Set a 3...

Source of anxiety

Constant uncertainty.Β There is no promise that investments will go up in the future.Β 

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  • You can measure something. The act of measurement takes an unknown quantity and makes it known.Β  You can't know for certain how much money you will ...

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