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How can I stop worrying so much?

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Last Updated: 02/10/2020 at 10:38am
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Top Rated Answers
March 3rd, 2015 9:45pm
By using your worrying constructively. Plan, rather than worry. If you have a plan and you feel it's solid. Keep it somewhere in your mind and leave it there until you need it. If you start to worry again, pull the plan back out and review it. It keeps your mind occupied with the steps involved rather than the constant "scared" cycle.
November 9th, 2015 12:42pm
You rarely stop worrying you just seem to worry less. It doesn't mean you don't care. It just means you are able to differenciate between important & less so.
April 11th, 2015 9:19am
Focus on now, live in the moment. Why waste a beautiful sunny day worry about if it will rain tomorrow?
April 19th, 2015 7:55pm
by writing down things on notes hows feeling or what are your thoughts and saying that you will think about this later or how you can come with solution.
May 25th, 2015 11:03pm
Socially, ("why did I say that?", "they probably think I'm an idiot now," "what if I annoyed them?", etc.) I think it's best to focus on positive thoughts, as silly as it sounds. If you go over the positive memories of the moment it'll be easier to tell yourself that you didn't leave as bad an impression as you thought.
December 15th, 2015 1:36pm
Firstly,breathe. Practice deep breathing and drink some water. Secondly,take a short break and relax by listening to music or doing something you enjoy. If you still worry,please chat with me or any other listener:)
March 22nd, 2016 1:00am
By taking a step back, and reflect what you are worrying about. It´s not always as bad as you think it is.
March 22nd, 2016 11:47pm
You can't immedietly solve this but there's lots of things that help. Writing down your worries or talking about them with someone willing to listen and understand is helpful. Meditation helps too. Analyzing your worries instead of ignoring them is useful for the most part.
July 25th, 2016 1:49am
Worrying is natural but when it becomes a problem, there are definately some methods to controlling it. Try breathing techniques, meditation, exercise or distractions. Find what works for you and use it!
August 22nd, 2016 6:52pm
You will stop worrying when you have enough confidence in your skills to handle life. In other words: Only life action will prove your worries wrong! Worrying your worries away never helped!
September 20th, 2016 9:26pm
It can defintely be difficult to stop worrying. Usually I find that refocusing on something else, or proving my worries wrong can help a lot. Distraction can also work very well c:
February 13th, 2017 8:18pm
Try to think about the positives in life. The more you think about the positives, the less you worry about other things.
April 18th, 2017 10:42pm
When I need to stop worrying I do anything that I know will shift my focus elsewhere. Worrying can come from boredom therefore it is a good thing to try to keep your head busy by doing things that you are passionate in, could be drawing, cooking food, going out for a run, anything that will make other ideas pop into your mind. Music is often good to stimulate the mind to go elsewhere and stop overthinking. Accept the fact that worrying will make problems just bigger than they are. Be kind to yourself.
April 3rd, 2018 11:22am
This is a tough one. Fine the root, Find what is worrying you and what's starting it. It really depends on what you're worrying about, But once you find what is really triggering it, You can begin to overcome it :)
January 8th, 2019 7:39pm
You can stop worrying about a situation by seeing it more objectively than emotionally. It is easier for us to look in the situation in a negative way, but we really need to change our perspectives about it. Go with love and not with your thoughts, because thoughts have no actual power they are just fake. Fake stays fake no matter how big of a deal we make out of it. The longer we hold on to fake things, the tougher it becomes to get out of it. Just sit back and breathe as it is your life and you are the captain of it, you know how to sail the boat, as you are the driver of it. Do not pay attention to crazy winds, they just going to pass away like a moment - ALWAYS!
June 17th, 2019 3:00pm
I think you can worry less if you take more me-time that means that you’re doing something what you really like and you really forget about your problems. Maybe it helps to meditate or to workout. For my it helps to relax with some nice food en watch YouTube. Maybe you can also ask for help from people who are specialized at this subject. You also can talk about it with people you really trust and do dun stuff together, go to the movie. But don’t forget to do other important stuff. So do the things you have to do and treat yourself for it
December 9th, 2019 5:48pm
I believe the best way to stop worrying is to make a list, then prioritize (you might be surprised some aren't even worth your time), after that push yourself to action, because I've experienced first hand that starting something is halfway to the finish line. And most of all, believe in yourself because no one can help you the way you do. In addition, having someone you can talk to is also a great way of sharing the load. Speaking of which, sharing your burdens with those around you helps tremendously. You can do this. I believe in you.
February 10th, 2020 10:38am
The way i can stop worrying so much is to slow my thinking down and take things in smaller steps, bite sized steps, one thing at a time and not to look at the whole picture although having a plan in sight to head towards is an advantage otherwise that opens the doors to the flurry of worry! taking time out form thinking anything also helps just sitting quietly not moving, although some may say its wasting time or watching your life dissapear but i see it as a form of meditaion or sometimes do something differant that you have to concentrate on so it releives the pressure about the issue whats causing you to worry.