Excerpt from “What, Me Worry?” – Guidepost Magazine 2008
1. Visualize a good day. Each night, review 10 succusses. “Worriers tend to remember their failures rather than their successes. Acknowledge success.”
2. Make a list of your worries. Allow yourself a short period each day to stress. When the time is up, quit worrying and move on.
3. Grade your anxiety on a scale of one to 10. Worry is manageable
4. Focus on the world around you. Notice the sights, sounds and smells. Connecting with nature can be a real nerve soother.
5. Act as if. Even when you feel bad, choose to imagine the best and act as if you feel good.
6. Wear a rubber band on your wrist. Whenever a negative thought takes hold, literally snap yourself out of it.
7. Do a reality check. Is what you’re worried about likely to happen? Probably not, so get out of your head and involved in the movement.
8. Ban the words always, never and forever from your vocabulary. ..Think more realistically, using words like sometimes and maybe.
9. Keep your body healthy.
10. Be your own coach. Fill your mind with encouraging thoughts. Magnify the positive, minimize the negative and remind yourself you can handle even the worst situation.
Above all – Stop worrying and start living!
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