- Catch yourself worrying.
- Turn your attention to your body and notice sensations you can identify (muscles are tense, heart beating nausea).
- Don’t get involved with your worrisome thoughts.
- Try to label or name your emotion, whether it’s anxiety, dread, fear, trepidation, anger, irritation, shame, or sadness.
- Tell yourself that it’s okay that you feel what you feel, that your emotion won’t kill you, and try your best to simply let it be there for as long as it’s there.
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