We know that almost all of us will worry about something at some time, but 38% of people say that they worry every day. One way to think about problematic worry is to realize that it is simply repetitive negative thinking about the future. It’s not just one thought — “Maybe my presentation won’t go well.” No, it’s a repetitive focus on this thought to the exclusion of other things in your life.
So, what can you do?
In my book, The Worry Cure, I describe seven steps that you can take to cope with your worries. But for this week’s, let’s look at a few things that you can do.
Coping with worry takes time. It doesn’t just evaporate because you have an insight. Practicing techniques to respond to these intrusive thoughts can help you put these thoughts in perspective so that you can stress less about your worries.