Friday, 22 June 2012

Do You Worry?

If you are a worrier then this very short blog is for you.

If something is troubling you do you ruminate on your worries about things past and in the future?

A really good technique for managing your worries is to allocate time in the day to worry say half an hour and if something plays on your mind outside that time, write it down and tell yourself that you will come back to it later.

This technique puts a boundary around something that is not helpful to you.

When it gets to your worry time get out your notebook.

On the left hand side of the page write down a list of your worries. In of itself this action moves your worries from your emotional mind into your intellectual mind helping to take some of the emotions from your worries leaving you feeling more in control.

On the right hand side write down possible solutions. This is a way of being proactive and doing something about your worries.

Aim to be realistic about possible solutions for example deadlines for doing the solution. You will often over estimate what you can do in a day and a week and often underestimate what you can do in a month or a year.

I hope that you do the exercise in this blog. Please let me know how you get on.

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