Make An Appointment To Worry! Great Trick For Keeping Stress In Its Place!
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If you find worries interrupting your positive outlook, set an appointment time for dealing with them. If stress creeps back into any other part of your day, remind yourself it's not time for that yet. During your "appointment" set a timer and devote all your attention to worrying. When it rings, move on to your next activity--just as you would with any other appointment. You'll be amazed at what this mental exercise can do to improve your quality of life!
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Often all the stress and worries of the day seem to flood my mind when I am trying to get to sleep. I have found that if I jot down these worries on a pad, I can more easily relax and go to sleep. When I wake, I am more able to make decisions on how to best solve those problems.
In the words of Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind," (paraphrased) " I am just not going to worry about that today. I will worry about that tomorrow."
I carry a little worry stone in my pocket and sometimes in my hand. It helps me stay on track. When I'm worried about eating too much because I'm going to a dinner party or feeling stressed or whatever, I can just hold onto it. It's amazing how centered that little stone makes me feel.
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