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How do I stop worrying so much about everything that I do?

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Last Updated: 04/12/2021 at 2:56pm
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Top Rated Answers
January 12th, 2015 2:59pm
Find various methods that you can use to cope with your stress. Get plenty of sleep, and don't overwork yourself.
April 23rd, 2015 4:17am
I don't know if there is a method that works. I've tried a bunch of stuff but none of them work all the time. Here's the one thing that's helped a bit, though: remember that you're not the only one who's worrying. The one tiny mistake you make when giving out your speech or ordering food won't matter in the long run.
May 23rd, 2015 7:06pm
worry causes a lot of stress because its like your holding a huge weight on your shoulder you feel like you feel like there isn't room for error but live a little mistakes help us learn so don't worry about doing something wrong worry about not doing it
July 8th, 2015 2:14am
feel like this all the time
September 8th, 2015 3:02pm
First of all, it is important to realize that you are not alone in this world and that your casual maths test or even an exam is just a small point in the course of life. After a week or a year it will seem insignificant and all the worry you spent over it - unnecessary. Second of all, learn to accept that neither you nor any other person is perfect and never will be - that is simply humane. Therefore don't be afraid to make mistakes and stumble, you'll get it right eventually. Don't judge others for their mistakes and be kind to yourself as well. Lastly, build up your self esteem. You can do this by asking others for feedback on your work, outlining at least three positive things that you did during the day or stepping a little out of your comfort zone once in a while. Good luck! I hope this helped :)
September 22nd, 2015 3:38am
Take life as it comes! You don't have to prove anything to anyone. Know your limits and your own expectations and strive to succeed in those. Failure happens to everybody. If you fail, use that experience as a life lesson and move one! It's all in the past!
September 29th, 2015 8:38am
completely clear your head of all thoughts, worrying will only make the situation worse, and I say, you can't control what will happen, so just let life ride whatever it is you have going out, because things can only go from bad to good, once you already feel in that bad place things can only get better.
October 26th, 2015 3:49pm
What is happening is that you're worrying about mistakes. Try to come up with a list of possible mistakes that might happen if you do something. With each mistake, ask yourself "How would this outcome really hurt anybody? How can I prevent it?" It will help with paranoia.
November 2nd, 2015 10:03am
so what you can do you should be confident no one is perfect love yourself beacause no matter what you deserve it live with love and everyting wit love no one is perfect
December 15th, 2015 3:37pm
Well we can just stop worrying much by just believing and having confidence in our work that makes life easy
December 29th, 2015 2:17am
It is natural to worry about everything you do, even I do that, so thinking positively is the key, a positive mind leads to a positive life. You worry about everything you do because of your lack of positivity
February 8th, 2016 4:50pm
Take a deep breath and just repeat to myself everything will turn out great in the end. Because it usually does.
February 9th, 2016 11:14am
you worrying cause you always caring .. let the things go i know you like structure and order and u hate surprises you have strong tendency to control every thing and keep every thing save may be u like routine hate change any position to another ... you think if you did not finish the tasks by your self the tasks will not ended ... you always care man ... just try to spend a lot of time with the persons not worrying at all and learn from them who to enjoy by the moments ... and try to take steps to make your mind open for opening choices and decisions .. i think all of this cause the Serotonin is not available much in your brain try to get out of comfortable zone ..With my kind regards
July 26th, 2016 10:18pm
Anxiety is something everyone faces. The first step to resolving this is to put yourself outside of your comfort zone. Do something that you would usually be scared to do and just do it. You can study for an exam forever, but sooner or later you'll have to take the exam, but how do you know what will happen until you do it?
September 6th, 2016 4:32pm
Have trust in the universe, learn to "let-go" ...worrying can only make thing bad ... try relaxation practices, this would help
January 23rd, 2017 5:04am
First you need to ask yourself. Where does my worry come from and start recognizing when you worry most. I'd recommend uncovering your why and speaking with a therapist about relaxation techniques like meditation and breathing if you are open to that.
June 26th, 2017 5:33pm
Try thinking about the positive ways it may end, instead of thinking "I am going to fail" think- "I have tried my very best to do anything I can for this particular situation."
March 5th, 2018 10:30pm
You have to practice logical thinking and teach yourself to look at the big picture to evaluate how truly important is what you worry about.
March 12th, 2018 9:37pm
Remember who you are worried for/about. Is everything you do a problem because of what others may think? If so do these others REALLY have any influence and effect on your life? Chances are most people don't really have the power to affect us or are invested in our lives in the way we give them credit for, often to the point we worry about the things we do. In essence we wast our energy pointlessly on people who have no power or care over us to begin with, its that delusion that stops us from being free...
April 12th, 2021 2:56pm
Being present in the moment, realizing that you do not need to be perfect all the time and that your best is good enough. Doing mindful exercise like mindful walking or breathing exercise After doing mindful breathing exercise I was more productive, relaxed and felt like I had more energy to do my assignments. Mineo quotes Christine O’Shaughnessy saying that “doing mindfulness is like a fitness routine for your brain... It keeps your brain healthy” (Mineo, 2018). Hyunju Cho et al’s The Effectiveness of Daily Mindful Breathing Practices on Test Anxiety of Students, found that daily mindful breathing practices was effective on reducing test anxiety and stimulating positive thoughts for university students.