I’ve used many of the tips and tricks out there. Some of them helped for a while, but few did much for long.
What I’ve learned over the years of working with worry—a nice way to phrase it, though it could also be described as obsessively thinking, planning, and catastrophizing, forgetting to breathe, and grinding my teeth—is that resisting it only makes it grow stronger. In order to find freedom from apprehension, you have to get to its root.
So here are some tips to help you
- Feel your fear.
- Do what you can.
- Accept the worst.
- Get curious about why you worry.
- Practice trust.