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How can one learn to stop worrying?   


Anthony Williams
@Anthony · Updated 15 Jan. 2022


Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 17 Jan. 2022

You can't. We all worry. I think it is a natural thing to worry about things. The only issue with worry is when it is done in excess and this can be changed. As far as I know, the best way to overcome something like this is through CBT or "cognitive behavioral therapy". This is usually done with a professional who is experienced with it and helps people overcome worry, fear, anxiety, and panic attacks. It has helped PTSD sufferers as well. You can get self-help books to start you out but most people do need to start with a licensed therapist so they can learn the exercises first. 


Pritika Thakur 
@pritika98 · Posted 18 Jan. 2022

You can't just stop worrying in an instant. What you do is minimise it. You have to work on it for it to reach a level where you can stop your thoughts from going haywire. As Debbie mentioned, CBT focuses on one's thought processes and their patterns. It helps remodel one's thinking and behaviour. 

If you are not able to commit to a professional at present, what you can do is to start doing something instantly, The moment you catch yourself worrying about things, finish one task. Maybe clean the room, fold your clothes, go for a run. If you're worrying about doing some particular task or tasks, it's best to start with them. Start by giving it five minutes. Speaking your worries out loud also helps. If writing is your thing, go for journaling. 

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