If you are someone who suffers from chronic worrying, you are probably already worrying about the fact that you may be a chronic worrier just from reading the title to this article. A person who suffers from chronic worrying always has something on their mind that they are concerned about. The surest way to tell if you suffer from chronic worrying is to consider this: if one issue resolves and you immediately begin to worry over something else, then you are certainly a chronic worrier.
So, what do you do if you suffer from chronic worrying? Well, you can take heart because there are ways to overcome this habit. The first thing to do is remind yourself on a daily basis that most of the things that we worry about never materialize and that the time we spend worrying is wasted.
Secondly, when your mind drifts into worrying, change tactics in your thoughts. Instead of worrying about what could happen, spend your time thinking of positive and productive ways that you could deal with the situation if it actually happened. Having a strategy in place to deal with the event that you are concerned about will help you to release your worry over that subject.
Set a certain time each day as your worry time. As silly as this sounds, it can help you to reduce the amount of time you have to spend worrying. If you decide that you are only going to worry each day from eight to nine in the evening, then when a worry comes on your mind, you can push it to the side and tell yourself that you have to wait until your worry hour to worry about that.
These steps help you to break the chronic worrying habit once and for all.
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