124 W4 Negative Emotion – Worried

Worried

Definition

Give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.
Cause to feel anxiety or concern

Practical Tips

To eliminate Worry, either…..DO something about it, DATE it…..put it in a diary to deal with it another time, DUMP it, if there is nothing you can do about it, DELEGATE it where appropriate.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I can turn my worry into a challenge and deal with accordingly.

Rules

(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel worry is when I project my anxieties in to the future, rather then focusing on the present.

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Worried, is when I don’t realise it’s a wasted emotion.

The only time I will feel worry in my life is when……..I have lost the all ability to take any positive action.

The only time I will allow myself to feel Worried/Anxious, is when it is something that I can influence and control.

Example Challenges

I’ve got to go and complain because the new TV I bought arrived with a cracked screen and I’m not very good at complaining.  (DC008)

My outgoings are bigger than my incomings!   (DC022)

I had an interview last week and I can’t settle because I’m waiting to hear.   (DC023)

The thought of visits to and from relatives at Christmas is daunting. (DC044)

DC072 My 93 year old nan, who has come out of hospital and gone back home on her own, who doesn’t really have many friends or family left, leaves the door unlocked and won’t wear a hearing aid!

DC074 Dad going off on his own in his motorhome on a 4 hour journey. Then he goes walking up mountains that he used to run up when he was 30, but now he’s 72 and not quite so stable. He turns his mobile on when he needs it (which is never), so he’s out of contact!

DC095 I haven’t received a Valentines Card from my Husband/Wife/Partner/Loved One and I feel our relationship is dwindling.

DC102 My father is in hospital and I cannot concentrate on my life!

DC134 I’ve just put diesel in my car instead of petrol!!!!!

DC139 I’ve got to find a huge amount of money for the rent in 4 weeks time and it’s frightening!

Quotes

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”
– Winston Churchill

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”
– Corrie Ten Boom

“Worrying is stupid, it’s like walking round with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”
– Anon

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