One of the significant challenges in dealing with fear is that it’s always present. At any moment, worries can crowd into your mind, disrupting your day, stealing your energy, and making it difficult to be present.
On top of this, many people find it difficult to turn their brains off. Once anxiety has wormed its way into their minds, they can’t stop thinking about it. As a result, the same fears circle in their brains again and again. It’s a vicious cycle that can be difficult to break.
One technique recommended by psychologists is scheduling a time when you will think about the things that worry you.
It works like this:
- Set aside 15-30 minutes per day.
- During that time, write down everything that worries you. You don’t have to create solutions. You just need to get things down on paper.
- If you start to worry about something at any other point in the day, tell yourself that you will think about it during your “worry time.”
In the beginning, you may find it challenging to put off your worries, but over time it will become easier. Your control over your mind will increase, and you’ll find it less difficult to clamp down on your swirling mind.
An additional benefit of planned worry is that it increases your sense of control over your life. Though you may not be able to control the circumstances that are causing your fears, you can decide exactly when you want to think about them.
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