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.