Schedule in some ‘worrying time’ and you just might do your mental health a huge favour.
According to experts, if you want to overcome stress you should “confine [your] worrying to a regular set period of 15 minutes or so each day. When worrying thoughts arise at other times, the trick is to save them for later and let them go.”
Easier said than done, but it could be worth the effort.
“Expressive writing” or writing down your concerns will also help you calm down. Put down as detailed a description of your worry as possible, but don’t “analyse what’s causing your thoughts”.
We are constantly worrying about things or situations that could go wrong and they are a huge source of our anxiety and stress.
Worrying is not constructive and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t actually mean that you will be better able to handle bad news.
Not only will it bring you down but it can actually bring about a wide range of mental health problems, as well as alcohol and drug dependence and insomnia.
So stop worrying. Now.