Worrying: We all do it
Worrying is an experience we all share. We all worry about things from time to time. However, for some people, worrying can become a problem that can interfere with their daily lives.
Do you, or someone you love, you find yourself worrying all the time. There are things you can do to reduce it. Here are a few tips.
Tips to help you stop worry and feeling anxious
What sets you off? What are your triggers. What are the things that typically trigger your worrying? Once you know what your triggers are, you can start to make changes. You may be able to avoid them or you can develop coping mechanisms for dealing with them.
Challenge your thoughts. When you start to worry, ask yourself if your thoughts are realistic. Are you really going to get fired from your job? Is your spouse really going to leave you? Chances are, your thoughts are not as realistic as they seem.
Focus on the present moment. When you start to worry, take a few deep breaths and focus on the here and now - the present moment. What are you doing right now? What can you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch?
Begin to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. There are many different ways to practise mindfulness. You could try meditation or yoga. Or you can simply take a few minutes each day in a quiet place to focus on your breath.
Remember to set realistic goals for yourself - small steps. Take care of yourself with a balanced diet, enough sleep and some gentle exercise. Spend time with loved ones. And remember, binge eating is a good signal that you need to reach out for help.
Seek professional help. If you are struggling to control your worrying, consider seeking help from a counsellor or a life coach like me. We can help you to develop coping mechanisms and strategies for dealing with your worry.
Help when you need it
Worrying is a normal human experience, but it doesn't have to control your life. By following these tips, you can learn to reduce worrying and live a more peaceful and fulfilling life. But remember if you need help to develop coping mechanisms or strategies, do get in touch.