Monday, April 28, 2014

Tips for Worriers: Ways to reduce anxiety about death, dying, public speaking, social anxiety and free-floating anxiety

My article today is Tips for Worriers. 

It's not aimed at people with severe anxiety. It just offers tips for the garden-variety handwringer who worries about death, dying, public speaking, social anxiety or free-floating anxiety


Anonymous said...

As always, great advice!

Another worry-buster is what I call "prudent preparation." While a lot of things we worry about are out of our control, and there are really no guarantees in life, there are things we can do to improve our odds of success and reduce our odds of failure, and soften the blow of bad things when they do happen. What's more, a lot of prudent preparations are baby steps that add up to a giant step toward improving your situation.

For example:
If you worry about saving money, direct a small amount of money, say $50, to a savings account.

If you worry about your job, take a moment to talk to your boss about how things are going, and take a few moments to update your resume and LinkedIn profile.

If you worry about your kids, take a moment to

If you worry about social, political and economic issues, consider writing to your elected officials about an issue that's important to you.

Anonymous said...

I meant to say, "If you are worried about your kids, take a moment to ask them how things are going and if they have any ideas to find a job, get better grades, say no to drugs, you name it.


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