Worry Control

From: Staff
University Counseling Center
227 Elkins Hall, 448-4080

Do you consistently make negative predictions about the future? Are you chronically anxious about future dangers or threats? Has worrying become a full-time preoccupation for you? If so, you may have a serious problem with worry.

Worry can affect your schoolwork, social life, and family interactions. It is important to have effective coping skills. Below are some suggestions to help reduce excessive worry.

  • List your worries.
  • Ask yourself if there is anything that you can do about what you are worried about. If your answer is yes, come up with a plan. If your answer is no, work on releasing the need to control something that is out of your control.
  • Realize that worrying about something doesn’t make it better. It only causes you to be stressed out.
  • Use relaxation techniques.
  • Focus on more positive thoughts.