5 ways to deal with pesky worries

How to beat your worries

1. Look for practical solutions

Write down all the things you are worried about, then highlight the genuine 'problems' that you can act on. For these worries, decide on the next step (for example, if your worry is financial, set aside time to plan your finances properly, or make a decision to seek some additional employment).

2. Limit your worry time

Where worries stem from genuine situations that are out of your control (such as governmental decisions), by all means dedicate some thought to them, but don't allow them to make you feel ill or dominate your daily life. Set aside some time to look at these concerns and give yourself permission to disregard them during the rest of your day.

3. Dispose of old worries

Some of your worries, once viewed objectively, will suddenly seem less important. We often hold onto feelings from the past and associate these negative feelings with present events. Recognise worries that are no longer relevant and write them on a separate list. Then tear up the list - this will send a strong signal to your subconscious that these worries are no longer necessary.

Read on to get more tips to beat your worries.


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