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… [Read More]
5 Habits of People Who Never Worry
1. They ask the right questions. Most worriers are all wrapped up in one major question: “What if?” Asking the right questions will help you stop worrying in its tracks. Just ask yourself these questions to gain some perspective on your situation. 1) Ask, “Is it my problem?” 2) Ask, “Do I have any control… [Read More]
Do YOU Worry Too Much?
In this series on worry, I’ve mentioned that while worry isn’t healthy, it’s also human nature. So you might be wondering: How do you know when your worry is normal, and when it’s something you should be … well, worried about? One helpful resource is the Anxiety Test. This test asks the question, “Do You… [Read More]
The Physical Effects of Worry (Part 2)
We recently discussed the physical effects of worry – responses ranging from nausea and fatigue to irritability and sweating. But an important part of the discussion of worry’s physical impact is the long-term physical effects worry can have. Worrying about something like a presentation or a confrontation has a limited physical effect. You might feel… [Read More]