Handle anxiety provoking and worrisome thoughts by scrutinizing the proofs (1 minute read)
This post “Handle anxiety provoking and worrisome thoughts by scrutinizing the proofs” continues with what to do during the worry hour, more specifically about what to do with unproductive thoughts.
Unproductive thoughts are those that you have very little control over or which are very unlikely. You can choose among several strategies.
Today is about analysing the proofs.
Stretegy 2: List the likelihood and evidence that supports that your worry/fear theme is true and/or will likely happen.
Then also list statistics and proofs that do not support your worst fear with this thought.
Finally, develop a nuanced mantra, an alternative thought, covering both sides, such as:
Even if it is scary to fly since I have no control over what will happen, I still will do it because it is unlikely something will happen and regardless, I will not let my fears make me avoid doing things I want to be able to do in life even if it may be uncomfortable getting there.
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