Worrying is a normal part of our everyday routines. Bills, relationships, safety, holidays, there are so many things keeping our brains moving we can get caught up in the anxiety of it. But worrying can be totally normal. There’s a fine line between worrying because it’s how you deal with stress and being so worried that it affects your daily life.
So, how can you stop worrying so much? For some folks it’s as simple as scheduling a block of time each day to worry. If you worry outside that block of time, you can just remind yourself it’s not worry time, yet! It may seem ridiculous, but it’s a helpful technique to prevent you from worrying all day, according to Amy Morin, LCSW, a psychotherapist and author of, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do”
Morin also says it can be helpful to just accept you have anxiety, because many people worry about worrying. “It’s meant to keep you safe,” Morin adds. “If you didn’t have any anxiety at all, you wouldn’t look both ways before you crossed the road.”
Source: Refinery 29