Ways to fight excess worrying
Worry is a part of life, because of the responsibilities we have to bear at work and home. There are times when our worry becomes excessive, and we feel stressed and anxious often, because of the changing economic scenario, or job situation, we are forced to manage our finances in a better way. We worry about how to pay debts after taking a loan, about paying other bills such as electricity bills, hospital bills, and so on.
Symptoms of too much worrying:
It is not a comfortable feeling to be constantly worried; it can affect your physical and mental wellbeing. Too much worry causes muscle tension, stomach problems, headache, and insomnia. Individuals who are constantly worried about something are prone to indulge in excess drugs and alcohol. Frequent worrying can result in a condition called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), where a person feels severely nervous, tense, and uncomfortable.
What makes worrying so unbearable is the fact that we are overwhelmed with so many thoughts, emotions, and feelings. It becomes difficult to lead a normal life a person was once used to. Currently, we are challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed the face of jobs, businesses, and life in general. The COVID-19 situation is a clear example of how life can be unpredictable. It has caused excess worry, but we can work on distressing situations and feel less stressed.
Ways to overcome excess worrying:
Maintain a diary and write down your worries:
Write down your worries, and analyse them one by one, if you are stressed about many things it is alright. Jot down all your worries, and try to find solutions and coping mechanisms, once you can find a solution, you are likely to feel better, and you will realize that every problem can be handled.
Take your time to analyse and get rid of worry thoughts:
Don’t be gutted, if you are unable to find a solution to anxious thoughts, take your time to find a coping mechanism, do it feeling positive, with the thought that every problem can be tackled.
Don’t be too hard on yourself:
Everybody makes mistakes it can be a mistake at work, a mistake at home such as when you don’t watch your child and she falls because you are too busy, or you didn’t watch the stove and so on. Remember these are common mistakes and don’t be too hard on yourself, instead think that everybody makes mistakes learn from it, and you will be careful next time.
Feel confident and avoid negative thoughts:
Feel confident about yourself, the way you look, and your positive qualities, avoid being bothered about who is going to judge you. Be confident about who you are, don’t dwell on one thing that went wrong, when everything else was correct, for example, if just one small part of your presentation went wrong, don’t assume you are a failure.
Don’t be ashamed of your worries:
Remember everybody has few or many challenges to handle, more so owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are not alone in having few or many anxious thoughts, therefore don’t be ashamed of your issues, and hide from society, we are all in this together.
It is important to take care of ourselves and also find out how other people are doing, listen to their worries, and comfort them. It is essential to help each other and form a caring and productive community.