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A 3d strategy for calming anxiety provoking thoughts (1 minute read)

A 3d strategy for calming anxiety provoking thoughts (1 minute read)

This post “A 3d strategy for calming anxiety provoking thoughts” continues with what to do with anxiety provoking, unproductive thoughts.

Unproductive topics are those that you have very little control over or which are very unlikely. You can choose among several strategies.

Strategy 3 is about comforting yourself after deciding when and how to handle your feared thoughts or when the worry hour is over.

Try not to enter into the unproductive worry themes at other times but instead talk to yourself in a comforting and self-supportive way about how unhelpful it is to use more time on thoughts that are unlikely or where you have no/minimal impact or control.

Do this in a considerate and self-compassionate way and kindly distract yourself without going further into the thoughts.

Remember – An important reason for the worry hour is that you learn that thoughts can be postponed – and if thoughts can be postponed, they can also be altered and replaced.

Also, remember that you do not control the first thought that enters your mind, but you can learn to control the second one.

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