Don’t Worry. Be happy!

Often,when I’m in stressful situations, I tell myself to stop worrying .  But that’s not good enough. Here are three areas I focus on to help me  let go of my  worries.

Dr. Christine Purdon, a psychology professor and executive director of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, suggests  a number of exercises people prone to worrying can do to calm down and regain their confidence.

First get to the root of your worries, to clarify how justified a particular concern really is, and to overcome them. 

 1. Analyze where a particular concerns originates from by asking the right questions.

  • “Do I have any control over this particular situation?”
  •  “Have I done everything I can to avert an undesirable outcome?”
  • “Is this an imminent threat?”

2.  Tried and true anti-stressors.

  • Eat extra nutritious. foods
  • Engage in regular exercise.
  • Get enough sleep.

3. Do not isolate yourself.

  • See a licensed psychologist or health counselor.
  • Stay close to family and friends.
  • Rejoining the living.

Calm Down, You Can Literally Worry Yourself Sick

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