Category: worry

Anxious people can have a hard time staying mo…

Anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.

Don’t think too much – you’ll create a problem…

Don’t think too much – you’ll create a problem that wasn’t there in the first place.

How to Avoid Over-Thinking

1. When you feel bogged down and you can’t clear your mind, do something physical or get some exercise.

2. Set a time limit for your “thinking time” then make yourself move on to doing something else.

3. Interrupt the thinking process or distract yourself by diverting your attention onto something very different.

4. Stop discussing what concerns you with everyone you meet as you’ll just end up confused, and you won’t know what to do.

5. Accept that uncertainty is part of this life, and we don’t have all the facts, or know what’s further down the road.

6. Throw yourself into a project, a hobby or some work. That will force you to refocus on something else instead.

7. Let your mind go blank and just relax for a while. It will help you see more clearly when you start to think, next time.

Things People with Social Anxiety Do

1. Avoid people who’re always trying to get them to go to social events.

2. Say they’re sick, or have too much homework, to get out of going to social events.

3. Worry constantly about being judged by other people.

4. Feel bad about preferring being alone.

5. Think others criticize and talk about them.

6. Hide in the bathroom to get away from the crowd.

7. Always take a friend to a social event.

How to Stop Worrying

1. Remind yourself that worrying doesn’t stop things happening. Things will happen – or not happen –anyway.

2. Recognise that “What ifs” don’t usually help with problem solving. It’s better to use logic, and brain storm for solutions. Take control of your emotions by using rational thinking.

3. Motivate yourself by something other than worrying. Take a break and do something fun, and then go back to your work again. That positive approach will reap more benefits.

4. Face your fears – and do the things that you worry about. The thought is often much worse than the actual thing you fear.

5. Ask yourself “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Then, “What are the chances that it will happen? Then “Will you survive it, if it happens, in the end?” Usually, that helps to move us from an extreme and irrational way of thinking to a more realistic, and reasonable way if thinking.

6. Teach yourself a range of relaxation strategies – and then concentrate on them instead of on your different fears. Or, adopt a mindful approach – and keep your focus on “right now”.

Things People with Social Anxiety Do

1. Avoid people who’re always trying to get them to go to social events.

2. Say they’re sick, or have too much homework, to get out of going to social events.

. Worry constantly about being judged by other people.

4. Feel bad about preferring being alone.

5. Think others criticize and talk about them.

6. Hide in the bathroom to get away from the crowd.

7. Always take a friend to a social event.

I feel like I’m waiting for something th…

I feel like I’m waiting for something that isn’t going to happen.

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Cou…

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.

It’s not who you are that holds you back…

It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you are.

It’s not the future you’re afraid of. It’s rep…

It’s not the future you’re afraid of. It’s repeating the past that makes you anxious.