We all need some fear in our lives, but it can spin out of control.
by Andrea F. Polard, Psy.D.
I don’t think anyone in his or her right mind wishes to be completely
fearless. At least after the fact of a close encounter we can
appreciate when our internal warning signal is aligned with a red
traffic light, preventing us to cross the street and become roadkill.
However, I don’t know anybody who appreciates being afraid for no good
reason, or even just anxious about future events -- which is the
definition of worry.
Once we start worrying above and beyond what
is needed for our survival, worry builds on worry and can spin out of
control. The question is what to do about worrying when it makes no
sense. In my opinion, the answers below are all good, but it is up to
you to find which one or ones work the best.
1. Don’t Believe Everything You Think
2. Desensitize Yourself
3. Learn From Your Anxiety
4. Become Mindful
5. Question Your Entire Value System
Read more: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unified-theory-happiness/201403/what-you-worry