Don’t Let Worry Wear You Out
“Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace,” wrote composer Randy Armstrong. Worrying is part of our survival makeup; when we worry, we consider threats and how to respond to them. However, when worry chronically interferes with happiness, then it’s time for an intervention. Don’t accept worry as a disability, and don’t be frustrated when you fail to block out what’s worrisome. This suppression causes worry to linger in the background, making you feel half-present and weighed down during fun activities with loved ones or during pleasurable events, which then lose their luster and joy as a result. Seek help from counseling resources available through your employer or get a referral for professional counseling. Help for excessive worry is a broad field of healthcare because it is a common issue. The good news is that many practical exercises, stop-worrying techniques, and educational tips are available to help you get your life back.