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Minimising Worry

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Actions To Take

TALK IT OUT
Share it with someone else. Others will welcome your trust.

WRITE IT OUT
It is easier to see it in perspective when it is put on paper.

SHRUG IT OFF
Raise your shoulders then drop them. Relax your body.

BREATHE IT AWAY
Inhale deeply, exhale heavily a few times. Calm your thoughts.

SORT IT OUT
List practical options: wait, decide, then act.

DELAY IT
Put aside 15 minutes in your day for your worry session - leave it until then.

WORK IT OFF
Do something physical. Clear your head. Divert your energy.

REVERSE IT
Consider talikg an opposite approach: explore alternatives.

 

Attitudes To Adopt

LAUGH IT OFF
Lighten it with humour. Be generous with your smiles.

DISTANCE IT
Imagine a few years from now. How much will it matter then?

BALANCE IT
Consider the good consequences and feel glad about them.

CANCEL IT
Think positively - don't let the negative pull you down.

EXAGGERATE IT
Picture the worst that could really happen. Is it likely?

WIN THROUGH IT
Imagine yourself being successful and feel good about it.

HOLD IT
Say "STOP", pause, think. Now take a fresh look.

ESCAPE IT
Notice something enjoyable around you. Get into the present.

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Wallsend Self Help Group 2015 Rob Rolls

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