most of what we worry about does not come true...

Marishka Community Member January 20, 2010
  • Hi all,

     

    I am plagued by worry which I know many people with anxiety are....I suppose anxiety has to do with thinking about the future...

     

    Is that always what anxiety is from?  I can't quite wrap my mind around it right now....

     

    Do others think this first thing is is true? that most of what we worry about does not come true?...

     

    and what are the best strategies for getting rid of worry people have tried that work?

     

    I worry about the same 30 or so things over and over all the time...I want to stop...does no good whatsoever...any suggestions?  I know of one..that I use now... I read it in a book..

     

    first column:  write worries

    second column:  write God or universe

    third column: write me

     

    put all worries into God, universe category until strategies have been found to start working on them, then put in concrete terms what you will do to work on issue and when...

     

    I find it does work, but I find I have to do it over and over each day...

     

    Marishka

     

2 Comments
  • Eileen Bailey
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    Jan. 21, 2010

    Marishka

     

    Thanks for your post. I think chronic worrying is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders. Any you are right, most of the things we worry about do not come true. In one support group I was in, years ago, the leader asked me to think about those things I was worried about six months ago, or even one month or one week ago, and then...

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    Marishka

     

    Thanks for your post. I think chronic worrying is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders. Any you are right, most of the things we worry about do not come true. In one support group I was in, years ago, the leader asked me to think about those things I was worried about six months ago, or even one month or one week ago, and then reflect on how many of those things resolved themselves or just were not important any more. It was an eye opening exercise and I remind myself of this every time I find myself worrying too much. Life has a way of working out, one way or another.

     

    You might also find some ideas in the following:

     

     

    How to Control Your Anxiety, Worry, and Stress

     

    Ten Ways to Tame Chronic Worrying

     

    Worried about Worrying

     

    I hope this helps

     

    Eileen

     

    • Marishka
      Jan. 22, 2010

      Thanks Eileen!

       

      I will check out those articles...

       

      Marishka