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Why can't I just stop worrying?

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Last Updated: 04/15/2019 at 5:40am
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May 4th, 2015 5:48am
Worry is normal and in small doses can be extremely healthy. Most likely, you're afraid of disappointing people and maybe are a bit anxious. Try some deep breathing, drink tea, or do other non-stressful things.
September 22nd, 2015 1:55am
Maybe because you have so much on your mind and they are very deep personal/ overwhelming/ or don't feel like there is an end. Looking at the forest instead of the trees.
October 27th, 2015 9:55am
I have big quizzes coming up and even though I studied, I feel like I'm going to fail. It's incredibly nerve wracking, and it feels awful.
March 23rd, 2015 6:16am
Worrying is what humans do best; our bodies have an innate fight, flight, or freeze response that keeps us alert and in this state of momentary worry when we feel threatened. However, when this response occurs too often, it is our bodies' way of letting us know that there is internal chaos. In other words, it is your body telling you to take a break and breathe for a moment!
April 7th, 2015 6:32pm
there are just so many thoughts racing through my head that it is hard to stop thinking of things that are there and I can't solve
June 8th, 2015 2:24am
Because, worrying is a normal human emotion. The best thing to do, is relax. Just understand that everything in your power is being done.
August 15th, 2015 7:36pm
Life solutions are not always easy, but it is well worth it to dwell on positive things. Sometimes something as simple as watching an edgy anime or the news channel can slip a subtle stress and anxiety into our lives. Be careful what you put in and how often.
December 8th, 2015 2:41am
because you are human with emotions. you are not an asshole. you are what humans should be! Be nice!
March 15th, 2016 11:32pm
You can't stop worrying because sometimes homework overwhelms people and or overthinking in general or your anxious to find out what happens next.
April 4th, 2016 6:04pm
For myself, worrying is an emotion that, left unchecked, can spiral out of control quickly, The first thing I do when I feel worried is *take a deep breath*. Next, I try to pinpoint what I am worrying about. This can be done by talking to a friend/family member, writing down my thoughts, or going for a walk outside. Once I've labeled my concerns I feel like I have more control of them and can then decide the next step. Sometimes its worries that need time to just be, other times I end up writing a list of tasks, and even other times my worry feels less once I've talked to someone about it.
May 31st, 2016 5:36am
You can't stop worrying because you are asking yourself yourself this question again and again. You are paying attention to it. And the very essence of cognitive behavioral therapy is that whatever u fight with your negative emotions like anger, frustration, etc it increases the very thing u are teying to eliminate. So lets do it paradoxically. Dont ask urself the question again. Do something if u can about it when u r worrying. If u dont have control over it what u r worrying about, then worry will only destroy your mental peace. "Let it be" why do u want to control everything? :)
May 31st, 2016 3:10pm
Worrying is normal, but if it gets too much then it can be overwhelming. In that case perhaps looks at the reason why you are so worried in the first place? Don't focus on the negative side too much. Don't jump into conclusion that for example you will fail or people will hate you, etc. Try to relax and shift your thoughts to more positive ones.
April 15th, 2019 5:40am
Worrying isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it shows in their care. Although sometimes if you’re anything like me you’re mine tends to worry a lot especially late at night. I think the trick is to not stop worrying all together but learning how to rationalize you love worries. I’m not sure, but what I do is step back and make a list. i write out things that are realistically Worth worrying about and things that my mind has just made up. It helps me put things into perspective. I’m not sure if this will help you, another thing that has worked for me was redirecting myself with distractions.