Too many of us worry about things that do not affect us or that we cannot change. Although worrying gives you something to do, there are more productive ways to be spending your time. Letting other people’s stress transfer to you is one of the most common pitfalls of a worrier. Instead of worrying about others, think of yourself. Remind yourself that worrying doesn’t help anyone, especially you! If it is a situation that directly involves you or that you feel you could help, find a solution rather than worry about the outcome. If nothing else, just talk to someone about your concerns. Getting them out in the open tends to help put your mind at ease.