6 thoughts on “How Can We Reduce Excessive Worry? Strategies

  • February 8, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Thanks for sharing this amazing blog, it will definitely help me and my wife to take care of our children and give them a healthy and happy atmosphere.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Great article. Who among us doesn’t worry about something? Or too many things? Or the wrong things. Or at the wrong time. Or for too long to be of any benefit. A great quote I often refer to by Mark Twain “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life….some of which actually happened”. I have flipped that at times and said I’ve experienced alot of terrible things in my life, most of which never happened. Thank you and lets hope this article opens the thought process and helps many.

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    • February 12, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      Hello Terry: I like the quote you share and your adaptation of it. Thanks for contributing to everyone’s attempt to live without excessive worry – Warm Regards, Suzanne

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  • February 15, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I live in California. I can’t get past the worry of the big one and being separated from my family. Maybe for days. How do I do that?

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    • February 16, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      Hello Jill Thanks for your question – It is understandable – We all worry about the unthinkable separating us from our loved ones. The problem is that when we are worrying we are not doing anything productive for them or ourselves. For sure people can and may need safety measures and evacuation plans BUT – once they are set we need to go on with our lives. We can postpone worry for a later time of the day like the 7PM to 7:30PM worry time to move outside of the worried state ( because being in the worried state puts your body into stress – which we don’t want. What I do when I start to worry about my children I remind myself worry is normal ( especially for Moms) but it does not help anyone. What I often do is send them a Loving Kindness type meditation – I think of them, their name, – I wish them to be well, happy and to have a peaceful and healthy day. When I am doing this I am not worrying – my mind is in another place. The shift is very helpful. Sometimes I have to take a run or a walk to get myself off the worry and into the loving kindness place – that is a great help. Another help is a work project that I become totally involved with – I live in the moment of my life. Your family needs you healthy and happy – take care of you – embrace what you have at the moment – If you just can shake it, Jill – speak to a counselor or therapist – It can really make a difference to air what is too heavy for one person to carry. Thanks Suzanne

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