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When the worry-hour can be helpful for handling stress (1 minute read)

When the worry-hour can be helpful for handling stress (1 minute read)

In “When the worry-hour can be helpful for handling stress” continues a summary of my posts on how to recover as quickly as possible from more serious stress and exhaustion symptoms.

As mentioned earlier, in my daily work with people who have sought help for stress and exhaustion problems, I have been able to distinguish 3 building blocks of stress management:

1. Adjust your stress level

2. Manage your stress sources

3. Use healthy routines

This post continues with the second building block, 2 Manage your stress sources, here in relation to stressful thoughts, such as anxiety and rumination, as it is crucial to learn to steer one’s thoughts to reduce the stress level and create conditions for recovery.

Last weeks’ posts have contained the main principles of how to make a worry-hour work with the aim to steering one’s thinking.

This specific hour is also a tool that can be helpful for getting out of unproductive problem solving, paralyzing grief that is no longer about processing etc.

Controlling the time spent on non-urgent thoughts affecting one’s wellbeing to max one scheduled hour per day is of course impossible in the event of an emergency. Then it is important to immediately seek professional help.

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