- Practice looking at the bright side. Make a list of positive outcomes to any situation.
- Be objective and try to differentiate proactive concern from unproductive worry.
- Stop trying to predict a catastrophic future. Be more mindful of the reality of your present moment.
- Pick a time of the day to unleash your worry. For instance, at 7p.m. for 30 minutes do all your worrying for the day, then turn it off.
- Write down your worry—the worst that could happen but also the best possible outcome.
- Talk to a close, objective friend, someone who is not involved in whatever it is that’s worrying you.
- Exercise to oxygenate your body and make you feel better. Run, swim, practice yoga, Pilates, you name it—anything that requires you being active and present.
- If worries haunt you at bedtime, read something light and entertaining before you go to sleep or listen to audio books.