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Five ways out of the worry trap

April 12, 2013 - Psychology

worry trapWorrying can be an addictive behaviour in itself, and it rarely solves anything. With this in mind, here are five ways you can free yourself from worry.

1. Manage your time
Try to set yourself time where you can think over things. This is certainly preferable to letting them flood your head just as you’re trying to get to sleep at night.

2. Get real
Make a list of all the ways in which your life would improve if you spent less time worrying. Then write a list about what worrying, in the past, has achieved. This should help relieve you of the myth that chronic worrying is somehow helpful or worthy.

3. Face the fear
Imagine one of your worst fears coming true and write what could happen. Then imagine yourself a year on and see if it still has the same impact. Few things are insurmountable.

4. Share the worry
The more we internalise problems, the more isolated we can begin to feel. Talk to a trusted friend for support.

5. Make a decision
Write a clear list of pros and cons before making a complex decision.

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