Worry isn’t something you can stop doing overnight. It’s an emotion rooted deep in our beings, and sometimes it can feel like an insurmountable mountain. With challenges like this, I know it can be helpful to take one simple action each day to change your habit, instead of trying to do a total life overhaul
I’ve shared a lot of information about worry with you in this series, and many very practical tips. But if you’re looking for one simple tool to combat worry in your daily life, I wanted to recommend this one:
I challenge you to print off 30 copies of this checklist, and use every day for the next month to battle worry and anxiety. As you do so, you may find yourself facing challenges in a fresh light. You’ll remember that at the end of the day you’ll need to assess things like whether you panicked, whether you felt like the world was a safe place, and whether you stood up for yourself — and you may find yourself changing your actions and reactions accordingly.
At the end of 30 days, take stock of your progress. Do you feel calmer? Do you feel more capable of confronting worry? Where do you still need to make changes? Share the impact in the comments below.