We get it. There’s lots to worry about right now in our uber stressed, tense world. Since most of our clients are struggling with anxiety and worry, we wanted to address one of the most asked questions we get in our sessions … “how to stop my constant worrying?”
Ah yes … we all know how sucky constantly worrying about something can be, especially if you can’t seem to “turn it off.” We get it!
Over the years we’ve learned some tricks and tips that we thought we’d pass along to you to help you feel less worried and less sucky.
1. Worrying, as all thought patterns, are a HABIT.
This means that just like any other habit, it can be broken by beginning to pay attention to what you’re worrying about and when. Gathering information is super helpful right now.
2. Next, set aside some time each day to “worry.”
Any time you want but most people find it’s helpful to do it after the work day and well before bed so let’s say, 5:00 pm. Allocate 10 to 15 minutes to actually sit down and let your worries fly! You can write them down if you want or just sit there and let them come in rapid succession. Now’s the time to worry as much as you want but ONLY for the designated time so set a timer on your phone and follow it!
3. Then now the difficult part comes: it’s time to organize these worries and analyze them.
So, gather your intel, make lists according to topics (work worries, home worries, kid worries) then start to look these lists over. Is there more in one category than another? Start there.
4. Taking these lists, we want you to start going down the rabbit hole with each worry.
Yes, that’s right. Go there! Go to the worst-case scenario … it’s helpful to get comfortable with the worst possible outcome because this is where the power is. Once you know the worst possible scenario, the power of it frightening you is starting to loosen! Do this over each day until the worrying subsides and you’ll begin to see a big difference!
We know this can be difficult to do on your own which is why we are here! We help women and girls every day all day, it’s our jam! And even better? Tackling anxiety is our superpower! So, if you need some extra help in figuring out where all this stuff is coming from and how to stop constantly worrying, we are your tribe! Click here to self-schedule with one of our rock star therapists, easily and RIGHT NOW!
Let’s get you back to good!
Remember: we got you!